The Hollywood Reporter has revealed that a ‘The Last of Us’ television series is currently in the works at HBO.
The series is currently set to be written and executive produced by Craig Mazin and Neil Druckmann. Mazin will be reuniting with HBO after doing the miniseries ‘Chernobyl,’ while Druckmann is the writer and creative director of the original ‘The Last of Us’ videogame, as well as ‘Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End.’
Naughty Dog and Sony’s 2013 videogame is set in a postapocalyptic landscape, focused on the relationship between Joel, a smuggler in this new world, and Ellie, a teenager who may be key to a cure for the deadly pandemic. The game was met with universal acclaim, with reviewers praising the character development, story and subtext, visual and sound design, and depiction of female and LGBT characters. With Mazin co-writing the show, it is probably safe to say that the series will live up to the writing of the game.
The HBO series will cover the events of the original game, with the possibility of additional content based on the forthcoming game sequel, ‘The Last of Us Part II,’ which will release on May 29th.
The release date for the ‘The Last of Us’ is currently unknown, nor is there info regarding directors, cast, or a production start.
Source: The Hollywood Reporter
Jacob Tyler contributed to this article.