HBO has finally given the green light to the proposed series adaptation of the Last Of Us video game series. Word on the show had mostly fallen silent after it was announced in the early days of the pandemic, so this is a nice development after such a lull in information. The show, whenever it is done and has a premiere date, will be available to stream on both HBO and HBO Max.
The series will be led by Chernobyl creator Craig Mazin, with game director Neil Duckmann helping to pen the script and executive produce the series. According to a release, Carolyn Strauss (Chernobyl and Game Of Thrones) are executive producers along with developer Naughty Dog’s Evan Wells and PlayStation Productions’ Asad Qizilbash and Carter Swan. Written by Mazin and Druckmann, the series is a co-production with Sony Pictures Television. PlayStation Productions, Word Games, and Naughty Dog will co-produce.
“Craig and Neil are visionaries in a league of their own,” said Francesca Orsi, executive vice president of HBO Programming. “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. “
Not much about the show is known, still. The series is expected to follow the events of the first game, with the possibility of also overlapping on content present in the game’s recent sequel. The adaptation is said to not invalidate or retcon the events in either games, but instead to on them.