How did I miss these?!

Ellie and Joel’s voice actor roles confirmed in The Last of Us HBO trailer

Both Ellie and Joel’s voice actor roles have been confirmed in the upcoming The Last of Us TV series from HBO, courtesy of the recent trailer.

We’ve known for quite some time that Ashley Johnson (Ellie) and Troy Baker (Joel), the voices of The Last of Us video game series will have cameo roles in the HBO adaptation. However, until now, we’ve not known what their cameo roles would be.

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How did I miss these cameos?

Thankfully, as spotted by Screen Rant, Ashley Johnson and Troy Baker’s roles were right under our noses with the most recent HBO trailer. I remember looking at one particular scene, thinking “I recognise that lady”. Well, as it turns out, that lady was in fact, Ashley Johnson.

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As for Troy Baker’s role, I was so focused on the actor playing the sinister David, I somehow totally missed that Mr Baker was standing right there. Surely, I wasn’t the only one that missed these, right?

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Credit: Naughty Dog/HBO

Where are Ashley and Troy in The Last of Us trailer?

Ashley Johnson appears at 1:33 in the trailer, holding a newborn baby. Quite fittingly, Ashley Johnson is playing Ellie’s mother, Anna. I won’t give anything away in regard to her story. 

However, if you’ve played the game, then you probably know about her. That being said, if you haven’t read it already, I’d recommend checking out the fantastic, American Dreams graphic novel.

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Troy Baker appears at 1:53 in the trailer as part of David’s group on the hunt for Joel and Ellie (presumably). Troy Baker can be seen to our left of David wearing a brown/green beanie hat while holding a rifle.

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Credit: HBO/Naughty Dog

Don’t get too attached

It’s worth keeping in mind that both Ashley Johnson and Troy Baker feature as cameos in the HBO series. So they likely won’t be hanging around for very long.

Nonetheless, it’s awesome that they’re both appearing in the series, especially with Johnson playing Ellie’s mother. I just hope that when/if Troy’s character does, it doesn’t involve a spot of clubbing. Still too soon?

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When is The Last of Us series release date?

The Last of Us TV series will launch on HBO Max in the US on January 15th, 2023. It will then launch in the UK on Sky Atlantic a day later on January 16th.

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Featured Image Credit: Naughty Dog/HBO/Source: Screen Rant