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The Last of Us announce podcast to accompany the show

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The Last of Us: Because of the upcoming HBO adaptation of the game, fans of The Last of Us are excited that 2023 is less than a week away.

HBO kept the excitement going by announcing a companion podcast for the show after the release of teaser pictures and an official trailer.

Troy Baker, who provided Joel’s voice in the video game, will make an appearance on the The Last of Us podcast.

Beyond the video game, Baker is involved in other projects.

He also plays a role in the show.

In addition, he’ll also host the podcast that accompanies it.

The show

The Last of Us is a 2013 PlayStation 3 video game that has been adapted into a television series by HBO.

Joel Miller (Pedro Pascal), a carpenter forced to become a smuggler, and Ellie (Bella Ramsey), a 14-year-old girl, will be the main protagonists of the television show.

Ellie is essential to understanding the Apocalypse, hence she plays a key part in both platforms.

The television adaptation of The Last of Us will cover the first game in the series, as well as its downloadable feature, The Last of Us: Left Behind.

Three weeks before the main plot’s events in Left Behind, Riley and Ellie’s relationship is featured.

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Troy Baker, who has been confirmed to play a new character for the show, will host the companion podcast, according to a statement from HBO Max.

The show’s creators, Craig Mazin and Neil Druckmann, will go through each episode with Baker, scene by scene.

Although the first episode of the podcast hasn’t yet been released, many believe it will broadcast following the January 15 release of The Last of Us.

The Last of Us is not the first well-known television program to have a companion podcast produced.

In-depth podcasts by the production teams or the series’ stars on currently airing TV shows have become highly popular.

Craig Mazin, the co-creator of The Last of Us, is one of many who saw the value of podcasts.

He had previously made a significant contribution to the podcast that dissected each episode of the HBO miniseries The Chernobyl Podcast.

The Last of Us may have been inspired by the podcasting experience.

How the series varies from the game will likely be discussed on the podcast.

HBO podcasts

One of the big studios to benefit from the launch of a podcast companion to their show is HBO.

HBO also created companion podcasts for Succession and House of the Dragon in addition to Chernobyl.

The first season of the acclaimed show was covered in The Official Game of Thrones Podcast: House of the Dragon, which featured several noteworthy guests, including co-creator Ryan Condal.

Meanwhile, HBO’s Succession Podcast delves deeper into the machinations of the Roy family.

With the aid of journalists, psychologists, and members of the show’s staff, to name a few, the podcast links the content to actual events.

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Other podcasts

The Office and the groundbreaking superhero series Smallville are two more well-known TV programs that have made the transition to podcasts.

Instead of the studios, the stars made the podcasts.

Office Ladies was conceived by Jenna Fischer and Angela Kinsey, who respectively portrayed Pam Beesly and Angela Martin on the television sitcom The Office.

Producer Greg Daniels, actors Steve Carrell and John Krasinski, and more have appeared as guests on the show.

Tom Welling and Michael Rosenbaum co-host Talk Ville.

In the prequel series Smallville, the two actors played a young Clark Kent/Superman and Lex Luthor.

The Last of Us viewers will probably learn more about the show’s plot, characters, and other changes.

Additionally, once the companion podcast launches, they will discover some intriguing insider information.


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