The Last of Us 2 voice actors drop exciting teaser: "You're not ready" - Dexerto
The Last of Us

The Last of Us 2 voice actors drop exciting teaser: “You’re not ready”

Published: 7/Aug/2019 16:05 Updated: 7/Aug/2019 16:24

by Paul Cot

Share


The build up to the hugely anticipated The Last of Us 2 has been long, but maybe that’s a good thing as one of the voice actors has suggested that fans aren’t ready to see it just yet. 

Troy Baker, who voices the main Last of Us protagonist Joel, shared the cryptic message at Manchester Comic-Con. “There is nothing about this game, nor the revealing thereof that has not been 100% carefully crafted and methodically curated,” Baker curiously shared. “All I can tell you is that as much as you’re clamoring for it, you’re not ready.”

Strong words, Troy. Baker obviously knows a lot about The Last of Us 2 and certainly the storyline behind the game. His words show just how confident he is, that even despite lofty expectations, that the game will blow fans away.

Troy Baker talking about TLOU2 at Manchester Comic Con, “you are not ready…” from r/thelastofus

Even today, as of August 2019, we still don’t have a release date for TLOU 2. The original was released in June 2013, more than six years ago.

Its sequel was revealed at a PlayStation experience event in December 2016, which in itself is approaching three years ago. These time gaps mean there has been almost as much as time between The Last of Us being released and it sequel being revealed than between the latter and now.

We did get a substantial gameplay trailer at E3 2018 which only amplified the hype. The video has been watched nearly 14 million times and liked 434 thousand times – showing just how popular the series is.

While far from confirmed, a 2019 release date had been expected within the games industry. However, as 2019 slowly ticks away a 2020 release looks to be increasingly likely.

The Last of Us 2 could even release in late 2020, the same time as the PlayStation 5 is touted to be released. The game won’t be exclusive to the PS5 but the two releasing alongside each other may provide sales benefit to both the console and Naughty Dog’s game.

The Last of Us

What we know about The Last of Us HBO TV show – cast, release date, more

Published: 25/Sep/2020 21:48 Updated: 25/Sep/2020 21:49

by Brent Koepp

Share


Naughty Dog’s The Last Of Us is officially getting a TV adaptation, thanks to television genius HBO. Here is everything we know about it, including cast, release date, and more.

First released in 2013 for PlayStation 3 and later released on PS4, The Last Of Us is often regarded as the best zombie game of all time, as well as the best PS exclusive. It follows the story of Joel after an outbreak of the Cordyceps fungus takes over the United States. He is tasked with transporting Ellie, a young girl who is immune to the disease, across the country in hopes of developing a cure.

Following the success of the first title, Naughty Dog announced a sequel to the zombie survival action game which was released on June 19. Furthermore, television network HBO is also creating a TV show based on the series, and ND Vice President Neil Druckmann and Chernobyl’s Craig Mazin are on board to write and executive produce it.

Cast, characters & director

In March 2020, Home Box Office announced that they were taking on the project, and its first director has since been revealed. Breaking Bad and Chernobyl director Johan Renck is set to helm the pilot episode, as told in an interview with Discussing Film.

“It’s an ongoing TV series. So that’s not something that I will be able to take on to that extent, but I’m part of that series and I will be directing at least the pilot,” he said.

Not all of the cast and characters are known so far, though Joel and Ellie will obviously play a huge part. Who will be taking on their roles is currently unknown.

In a tweet on March 8, Naughty Dog Vice President Neil Druckmann confirmed that Riley from Left Behind will be in the show, as well as Tess, Maria, and Marlene.

“And now you have Ellie, Riley, Tess, Marlene, Maria, ****, and a few others!” he tweeted, blocking out another character with four square emojis. Now that Part II has been released, we know that he was referring to Abby.

On September 22, 2020, during a Reddit AMA, Game of Thrones actor Nikolaj Coster-Waldau hinted that he may be portraying Joel in the upcoming series. While he didn’t outright say he was playing him, he also didn’t deny it when asked and even mentioned that he had just gotten his hands on Part II. Only time will tell if it comes true.

Release date

There’s no current release date set for the show, but considering the fact they’ve yet to announce casting, it wouldn’t be wrong to assume a release date of late 2021, or even 2022.

Craig Mazin revealed during his weekly podcast Scriptnotes that production wouldn’t start until Part II of the game had released. “We can’t start on it right away because [Naughty Dog is] still finishing up the second game, but pretty soon,” he said.

The Last of Us Part II was released on June 19, but given the current state of events, it’s unclear as to whether production for the show will start any time soon.

Naughty Dog
The popular PlayStation 4 tile will bring its brutal story to HBO.

The plot

In March, The Hollywood Reporter reported that the series will cover the events from the first game, with the “possibility” of it delving into Part II in the future.

Whether it will continue past the events of both games is currently unknown, but speaking to GameSpot, Troy Baker, Joel’s voice actor, claimed that the show could have “three to four” seasons to match the pace of the game.

We can only hope that HBO doesn’t rush through it… *cough* like the final season of Game of Thrones *cough*