This post features minor spoilers for The Last of Us.
For fans of The Last of Us, we all remember how it felt to hear the Clickers for the first time. One of the game’s many monstrous foes takes the form of a half human/half Cordyceps creature who can find out your exact location just by sound alone. You may have thought (as I certainly did) that the sounds they make were the result of mixing of animal sounds and audio augmenters, but they were actually voiced by the incredibly talented Misty Lee and Phillip Kovats. Now, it seems like the pair have reprised their role to voice the Clickers for the HBO adaption of The Last of Us.
This information was shared via Naughty Dog Info on Twitter, after the release of the show’s first episode. Phillip Kovats, who voices the male Clickers, is the Director of Sound at PlayStation, so it is no surprise that he was able to create the horrifying noise. Misty Lee meanwhile, who voices the female Clickers, is a talented voice actress who has starred in many much-loved video games such as Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart. It is no easy task to find voice actors who can match their voices to the horrific appearance of the Clickers – but it appears as though these two nailed it.
Misty Lee and Phillip Kovats returned to voice the female and male Clickers in HBO's The Last of Us pic.twitter.com/wFiih7c8gB
— Naughty Dog Info (@NaughtyDogInfo) January 16, 2023
As well as Kovats and Lee, other actors from the game have also secured a role in the HBO adaption. This includes Ellie’s voice actor, Ashley Johnson, taking on the role of Ellie’s mother, Troy Baker, the voice of Joel, becoming a member of David’s group and finally Merle Dandridge, who has reprised herself as the Firefly leader, Marlene. It will be interesting to see if there are any other familiar faces (or voices) as the series goes on.
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