The Last of Us Episode 8 Trailer Debuts Joel’s Original Actor in a New Role

The Last of Us Episode 8

HBO’s The Last of Us series continues to captivate audiences and gather fans, as the post-apocalyptic drama’s adaptation is already in the works for a sequel. The latest trailer for Episode 8, titled “When We Are in Need,” offers a glimpse of Troy Baker‘s new role as James, a trusted ally of the show’s latest antagonist, David, who leads a cannibalistic group of survivors. Baker’s character, who provided the voice for Joel Miller in the original video game, will be the third alum from the original video game to appear in the HBO adaptation, following co-stars Jeffrey Pierce and Merle Dandridge.

The Last of Us Episode 8 Trailer

What to expect from Episode 8

The upcoming episode promises to be tough for viewers, as it reveals the first images of Joel’s worsening condition and the bleak prospects for the immune teenager, Ellie, during the harsh winter season. The trailer hints at a particularly poignant and bloody scene, known to fans of the game and eagerly anticipated by viewers of the series.

Previously, the show explored the events that led to Ellie’s infection and the tragic fate of her friend Riley. As the season finale approaches, the audience can only wait to see where the story will take Joel and Ellie, who have been left to fend for themselves, and ultimately meets David, the leader of a secluded community. The latest trailer sets the stage for a gripping final episode, with Baker’s performance as James adding to the show’s already impressive roster of talent.

The success of The Last of Us adaptation has been a welcome surprise for fans of the game and newcomers alike, who have been drawn to the show’s captivating storyline and excellent production values. With a sequel already in the works, the show’s popularity will continue to grow, and audiences can expect more thrilling and emotional moments to come. For now, fans of the series will have to wait and see how Joel and Ellie’s story ends in the final episode of this season, airing on March 6, 2023.

Every Sunday, viewers can catch the latest episodes of The Last of Us on both HBO and HBO Max.