The events of The Last of Us Part II take place five years after the events of Part I, which played out in season one. So, it reasons to ask: Will Bella Ramsey be re-cast?

“One of the things about the casting process that’s tough is that we invite people to join us on this process, and we know everything and nobody else knows anything except what they know, which is the game,” Mazin told Entertainment Weekly March 12. “We know what we’re gonna do in terms of costume and makeup and hair, but more importantly, we also know the spirit and soul of the actor.”

To put it more succinctly: Don’t expect a new Ellie in season two.

“The only way we would ever, ever consider re-casting Bella is if she said, ‘I don’t want to work with you guys anymore,'” Druckmann added. “And even then, we’re not sure we would grant her that. We might still force her to come back to season two.”