“The Last of Us” is undoubtedly one of the fastest-played Sony PlayStation videogames that has reached international cult status among its fans, so it has now been confirmed that it will have its own television series for HBO.
This Thursday it was confirmed that the successful post-apocalyptic story starring the smuggler Joel and the teenager Ellie will be taken to the small screen under the executive production of Craig Mazin, the creator of the acclaimed miniseries “Chernobyl.”
According to The Hollywood Reporter, the adaptation will be a coproduction with Sony Pictures Television in association with PlayStation Productions, being the first being of the company.
It has also been confirmed that the writer and creative director of the game, Neil Druckmann, will be involved with Mazin in the project, which could include content based on the upcoming sequel “The Last of Us Part II” to be released on May 29, 2020 .
“From the first time I sat down to talk with Craig, I was equally surprised by his narrative approach and his love and his deep understanding of The Last of Us”
“With Chernobyl, Craig and HBO created a tense, heartbreaking and emotional masterpiece. I couldn’t think of better partners to bring the story of The Last of Us to life as a television show,” Druckmann said in a statement.