HBO has given a series order to their The Last Of Us live-action TV series adaptation, which will be written and executive produced by Chernobyl creator Craig Mazin and the original game director Neil Druckmann.
It will be co-produced by Sony Pictures Television, PlayStation Productions, Word Games, and Naughty Dog.
HBO executive vice president of programming Francesca Ori said (via Deadline):
“Craig and Neil are visionaries in a league of their own.
With them at the helm alongside the incomparable Carolyn Strauss, this series is sure to resonate with both die-hard fans of The Last of Us games and newcomers to this genre-defining saga.
We’re delighted to partner with Naughty Dog, Word Games, Sony and PlayStation to adapt this epic, powerfully immersive story.”
The Last Of Us TV series will focus on the events of the original The Last Of Us game, according to the official synopsis, which reads:
“The story takes place twenty years after modern civilization has been destroyed. Joel, a hardened survivor, is hired to smuggle Ellie, a 14-year-old girl, out of an oppressive quarantine zone.
What starts as a small job soon becomes a brutal, heartbreaking journey, as they both must traverse across the U.S. and depend on each other for survival.”
HBO’s The Last Of Us will be available on both the HBO channel and HBO Max.
The Last Of Us Part 2 is out now for the PS4. In the meantime, check out my full spoiler-free review of the game here, or head on over here for a guide and tips for the game. If you’ve already played the game, then I suggest checking out my 4000-word spoilerific article on why the hate for the game isn’t justified.