As we eagerly await the release of Naughty Dog’s The Last of Us Part II, PlayStation has just released The Official The Last of Us Podcast Series to help tide us over till the popular horror-survival game is released on 19 June 2020.
The podcast series will be hosted by comedian-writer Christian Spicer who also happens to be a big fan of the series.
“Like so many of you, when I first played The Last of Us in 2013, it left a lasting impact on me and I’m eagerly awaiting the launch of The Last of Us Part II on June 19,” Spicer wrote in a post on the PlayStation blog. “You can imagine my excitement when last year, I was approached to work with Naughty Dog, PlayStation, and Sony Music to host a new podcast that would reflect upon the game with the developers, cast, and collaborators that brought it to life and take a look ahead at the sequel. After hours of recording and captivating discussions over the last several months, today I’m proud to announce The Official The Last of Us Podcast and the launch of our very first episode.”
The first episode of the podcast is available right now and features Spicer having a discussion on the original game with Naughty Dog’s Neil Druckmann and Anthony Newmann, as well as Ashley Johnson and Troy Baker, the motion capture actors for the series’ main characters, Ellie and Joel respectively.
New episodes of the podcast will be released every Tuesday over the next eight weeks and will include guests such as composer Gustavo Santaolalla, cast members Jeffrey Pierce, Laura Bailey, Shannon Woodward, and Ian Alexander, and notable fans of the series.
One thing to note, the episodes from 7 July will be focused on The Last of Us Part II. So if you don’t wish to be spoiled by the podcast, be sure to play the game first before you give the podcast a listen.