The idea for The Last of Us’ big season one finale cameo almost led to another game

A teenager wearing a gray t-shirt under a red flannel, as well as a backpack.
Bella Ramsey as Ellie in The Last of Us. | HBO

The Last of Us’ Neil Druckmann and Craig Mazin say that the show’s most emotional cameo started as an idea for an animated short and an entirely new video game.

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