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Warning: This text incorporates spoilers for The Final of Us online game and potential spoilers for The Final of Us TV present.
Extra of the unique The Final of Us forged can be making their solution to the HBO sequence. Troy Baker, the voice actor behind Joel within the video games, just lately teased his upcoming look in episode eight and pleasure is within the air to see this actor come to life on TV.
Baker posted a screenshot of his upcoming look from the episode eight trailer. Whereas he didn’t say who he can be taking part in within the present, in accordance with his IMDB web page, he’s going to play James, David’s second-in-command of their small group of survivors. This revelation got here with a easy caption that reads “Oh… hey.”
Within the video games, James is without doubt one of the members of David’s survivor group. He additionally tried to kill Ellie when she tried to go away and return to Joel safely, ignoring David’s orders to maintain her alive. The episode eight trailer revealed that Baker can be talking within the upcoming episode, identical to the opposite The Final of Us alumni that made it to the present. This implies followers will get to see Baker play an antagonist in a present based mostly on the sport he initially starred in.
Baker acquired help from followers after studying about his upcoming position on Twitter, who’re wanting ahead to seeing him on display. Some additionally questioned the way it felt to play somebody who needs to hurt Ellie after taking part in a personality that protected her within the unique video games.
I noticed a short second in that trailer the place you have been pointing a gun at Ellie and I simply gotta ask. How did that really feel. The Joel in it’s essential to have been screaming.
— Eric Clark 🏒 (@theOGcanuck) February 27, 2023
It is so bizarre to see you going to be part of David’s group! What a flip round, like Joel what was you considering?! 👀 😂
— Kayla Nolan (@kaylanolanx) February 27, 2023
Asides from Baker, Tommy’s online game voice actor Jeffrey Pierce performed Perry in episodes 4 and 5. It was additionally revealed that Ashley Johnson, who voiced Ellie within the video games, can be taking part in Anna, Ellie’s mom, in a future episode. Whereas it’s unlucky that Baker and Johnson didn’t play their online game characters within the present for apparent causes, showrunners Craig Mazin and Neil Druckmann revealed in The Final of Us podcast that they tried to place a little bit of the unique voice actor’s essences in Joel and Ellie within the TV present.
Episode eight of The Final of Us, titled ‘When We Are In Want,’ will air on HBO and HBO Max on Sunday, March 5, 2023, at 9pm ET. In the meantime, earlier episodes can be found to stream on HBO Max.