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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David L. Craddock writes fiction, nonfiction, and grocery lists. He is the author of the Stay Awhile and Listen series, and the Gairden Chronicles series of fantasy novels for young adults. Outside of writing, he enjoys playing Mario, Zelda, and Dark Souls games, and will be happy to discuss at length the myriad reasons why Dark Souls 2 is the best in the series. Follow him online at davidlcraddock.com and @davidlcraddock.

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