‘The Last of Us’ Television Series Coming to HBO

By on Mar 6, 2020 at 7:43 pm. Filed in News under The Last of Us.

The creator of Chernobyl will be at the helm to develop the television adaptation for HBO, alongside The Last of Us creative director, Neil Druckmann.

A television adaptation of the critically acclaimed survival game The Last of Us is on its way to HBO. Neil Druckmann, creative director and vice president at Naughty Dog, is partnering with Craig Mazin, the creator of HBO’s Chernobyl, to develop the adaptation, according to The Hollywood Reporter. HBO’s Carolyn Strauss and president of Naughty Dog Evan Wells are also on board to produce the series.

The Last of Us HBO Television Adaptation

“Neil Druckmann is without question the finest storyteller working in the video game medium, and The Last of Us is his magnum opus,” said Mazin to THR. “Getting a chance to adapt this breathtaking work of art has been a dream of mine for years, and I’m so honored to do it in partnership with Neil.” The Last of Us television series is a co-production between PlayStation Productions and Sony Pictures Television. This will be PlayStation Productions’ first foray into television.

The Last of Us is an action-adventure survival game developed by Naughty Dog in 2013. The game follows Joel, a smuggler, and Ellie, a teen girl who may hold the cure to a deadly pandemic, as they trek across a post-apocalyptic United States. Critics praised the game for its gripping storytelling and character development, among other traits.

The HBO adaptation will depict the events of the first game. According to THR, the show may also feature “additional content based on the forthcoming sequel.” Players can reunite with Ellie on May 29, 2020 exclusively on PlayStation 4.

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The Last of US HBO television series does not have a release window, though it’s unlikely to air anytime soon. At least we can look forward to playing the sequel in just a few months. Check back here for more on The Last of Us HBO series and The Last of Us Part II.

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The Last of Us (2013)
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A third person shooter/stealth/survival hybrid, in which twenty years after the outbreak of a parasitic fungus which takes over the neural functions of humans, Joel, a Texan with a tragic familial past, finds himself responsible with smuggling a fourteen year old girl named Ellie to a militia group called the Fireflies, while avoiding strict and deadly authorities, infected fungal hosts and other violent survivors.