Joel Voice Actor Troy Baker Teases His Role In Upcoming HBO Series (Exclusive)
Troy Baker played Joel in The last of us video games, delivering an unforgettable performance as Joel and ensuring fans would fall in love with the character. It was essential for the divisive sequel to work, and while its story has come to an end, it will be told again in HBO’s upcoming TV series.
In this, The Mandalorian star Pedro Pascal will play Joel, and there’s tremendous excitement for the adaptation. Recently, a first look was revealed which definitely impressed, as fans welcomed reports that Barker will be playing a role in the series.
Tell us about playing the dark knight in Batman and Superman: The Battle of the Super Sonsthe actor revealed if he had been able to speak to Pascal and highlighted his role in The last of us TV series.
“I had a wonderful conversation with Pedro which I will keep until the show airs, so there are no spoilers on that, but I can definitely say that my first day on set, I I was able to look around this beautiful place…and I had to pinch myself” Barker reveals. “I couldn’t believe we were there.”
“If you had gone back ten years ago and said, ‘That audition that you’re heading into for this game…you have no idea about success and people’s adoption. Oh, and you’re going to be in Canada filming one of the most expensive HBO series ever made! “I would never have believed you.”
“The story we’re telling there, much like the story we’re telling with Super Sons, is something that fans and people who haven’t had input into these characters before will appreciate,” he teased. “I’m honored to be a part of it.”
We can’t wait to see this small-screen version of the hit video game and are very intrigued to hear how Barker takes it into account. Much like Nathan Drake actor Nolan North making an appearance in Unexplored seemed like the right thing to do on Sony’s part, we’re glad HBO didn’t overlook this actor’s contributions to Joel’s creation.
The last of us is set to premiere on HBO in 2023.