The Last of Us Episode 8 Trailer Introduces Original Joel Actor Troy Baker as a New Character The Talks Today

HBO’s The Last of Us has captured the attention of viewers around the world. Based on the popular video game of the same name, the series tells the story of Joel and Ellie, two survivors trying to make their way through a world that has been ravaged by a deadly fungal infection. With hordes of infected humans and ruthless bandits around every corner, the stakes are high for Joel and Ellie as they try to stay alive. In the latest episode, which explores Ellie’s backstory, viewers get a glimpse into her life before meeting Joel. The episode sheds light on Ellie’s relationship with Riley, played by Storm Reid.


In the present, Ellie (Bella Ramsey) is faced with the daunting task of finding medical supplies to save Joel’s life. Joel was injured in a near-fatal attack in Colorado, and Ellie is determined to do whatever it takes to keep him alive. The episode 8 trailer shows just how dire Joel’s situation is and highlights the struggles he faces as he tries to recover from his injuries. The trailer also introduces viewers to James, played by Troy Baker, the original actor for Joel’s character. James is one of the survivors involved in Joel’s attack, and his presence in the trailer raises questions about his motivations and his role in the story. Check out the trailer below.

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The Last of Us Delivers Haunting Soundtrack for Season 1 Fans


The Last of Us has been making waves since its premiere. One aspect of the series that has received particular praise is its haunting and melancholic soundtrack. Composed by Gustavo Santaolalla and David Fleming, the music perfectly captures the mood and emotion of the post-apocalyptic world in which the story is set. Now, fans of the show can enjoy the music in its entirety as Milan Records has released the official Season 1 soundtrack.

Santaolalla, a two-time Oscar winner known for his work on films such as Brokeback Mountain and Babel, brought his considerable experience to the project. He worked closely with Fleming to create a score that would capture the same emotional intensity as the original game. Santaolalla noted that the music for the series was an expansion of what he had developed for the game’s first installment. He attributed the power of the score to the vision of the show’s creators, Neil Druckmann and Craig Mazin, and the strength of the story they were telling.

“Creating the music for the HBO series based on the video game The Last Of Us was, in a way, an expansion of what we have developed and recorded for the first installment of the game,” Santaolalla said . “Once again, the emotion at the heart of the score this time is driven by the vision of Neil Druckmann and Craig Mazin and by the power of this amazing story.”

The soundtrack perfectly complements the show’s dark and emotional themes, and which stands on its own as a powerful work of art. The Last of Us airs on HBO and HBO Max at 9 p.m. EST every Sunday.

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