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While Pedro Pascal Sets the Stage on Fire as Joel, ‘The Last of Us’ Star Troy Baker Wanted “Someone Else” To Play the Role


The Last of Us, which is currently the most trending series, has impressed fans with its storyline and screenplay. HBO’s first live-action game adaptation has been receiving a lot of love from fans for bringing justice to the game. Unlike other live-action series or movies that have failed to impress the audience, The Last of Us seems to be an exception. The post-apocalyptic drama series features Game of Thrones actors Pedro Pascal as Joel and Bell Ramsey as Ellie. The voice actor of Joel, Troy Baker, shared in an interview that he was excited to see someone else play Joel.

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The Last of Us Season 1
The Last of Us Season 1

Troy Baker Wanted to See Someone Else Play Joel

In a recent interview, Troy Baker, the voice actor of Joel for the game opened up about his feelings on who he wanted to play Joel. Baker revealed that he was most excited to see someone else playing Joel on screen. Baker voiced Joel in both games of The Last of Us, and The Mandalorian star was cast for the TV adaptation.

“Selfishly, I really wanted to see what it’d look like for someone else to play Joel. But the thing to me added a whole new layer to the IP, was not something that I expected, wasn’t something I was looking for because it wasn’t really even there.”

The Last of Us, which is based on Naughty Dog’s game of the same name, was finally adapted into a series after several years of halt. The show starring Pedro Pascal as Joel, and Bella Ramsey as Ellie, revolve around the story of Joel who is tasked to escort a 14-year-old girl, Ellie who is seen as a possible cure to this deadly plague caused by a virus infestation. The first season of the HBO series is expected to cover the entire first half of the game.

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Troy Baker on The Last of Us
Troy Baker on The Last of Us

Will There be a Second Season of The Last of Us

The first episode of The Last of Us from a total of 9 episodes was released on 15 January 2023. The series will be released weekly every Sunday in the US. It is expected to release its ninth and last episode on March 12, 2023. The series received overwhelming support after its initial episodes release. And fans are looking forward to the second season of the series. 

It is expected that season 1 of the series will only cover the first half of the game. Leaving enough content to be covered in the second season. With respect to the enormous support that the series continues to gain, it should be an easy decision for makers to renew the series for its second season.

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The Last of Us
The Last of Us

The Last of Us ratings continue to make it one of the best series ever released. Though many believe that the announcement regarding the production of the second season will be made soon enough.

Fans can enjoy the first season of The Last of Us on HBO Max.

Source: HBO Max

Written by Vivek Kumar

A young passionate mind with a knack for writing. Vivek Kumar is currently majoring in Psychology and is set to share his thoughts with the rest of the world with his critical writing. If he is not writing he can be seen binging anime.