Westworld writer joins The Last of Us 2 development team

Halley Gross is being credited at Neil Druckmann's co-writer.


Halley Gross made her mark writing and editing episodes of HBO's Westworld, and recently joined Naughty Dog as co-writer of The Last of Us: Part II.

"Halley's my kickass co-writer. Can't wait to share more of the story with y'all. Spoiler alert: it's intense," The Last of Us writer and director Neil Druckmann tweeted regarding Gross's addition to the team.

According to IMDB, Gross wrote the Westworld episodes titled "Trompe L'Oeil" and "The Adversary." Her writing credits include Scent of a Woman, a short film; an episode of Banshee; and a screenplay called Chemistry Project.

In addition to writing, she's credited as an actress on The Good Wife, Law & Order: Criminal Intent, and As the World Turns.

The Internet has been abuzz with news of The Last of Us 2 following its unveiling at this weekend's PlayStation Experience, and almost two years' worth of rumors. The story is set some years after the first game, and you'll play as Ellie on a new adventure alongside Joel.

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    December 5, 2016 12:38 PM

    David Craddock posted a new article, Westworld writer joins The Last of Us 2 development team

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      December 5, 2016 12:42 PM

      Ellie is a host!

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      December 5, 2016 12:44 PM

      This is probably the most anticipated sequel to a game for me. I can't wait and I have all the faith in the world that it will be good. That's hard to say in most games but Naughty Dog is really good at this sort of thing IMO.

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        December 5, 2016 12:50 PM

        It's up there with Zelda: Breath of the Wild for me. I've been thinking about TLOU since Saturday night.