Thursday, March 5, 2020

The Last of Us TV Series Comes to HBO

HBO has announced to develop a TV show based on Naughty Dog's iconic video game series The Last of Us.

After being in development for an anticipated film adaptation for years, a television adaptation for post-apocalyptic survival franchise The Last of Us is greenlit by HBO network at long last, in association with developer Naughty Dog.

Primetime Emmy Award winner Craig Mazin, who worked on acclaimed 2019 limited series Chernobyl based on true-life disastrous event and is currently writing script for upcoming Borderlands movie, will return to helm this project.

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The Last of Us TV Series Comes to HBO

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Mazin will be teaming up to executive-produce and write for the upcoming TV show for HBO with Naughty Dog vice president Neil Druckmann, who has served as co-director and writer for The Last of Us series of video games.

Joining them as executive producer are Naughty Dog president Evan Wells and veteran HBO producer Carolyn Strauss. This is a first project for PlayStation Productions, a film and TV group under Sony Interactive Entertainment.

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HBO officially announced the news of The Last of Us television adaptation on Twitter with a brief clip saying "Coming Soon".


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The Last of Us was launched on PlayStation 3 back in 2013 and received a remastered port for PlayStation 4 console next year. It has sold over 17 million copies on both platforms and led to a sequel that is scheduled to arrive in May 2020.

HBO series will not only to cover events from original game and there are possibilities of some additional content. Mazin reveals that he was looking forward to adapt TLoU for many years and now he even got to work with Neil as well.

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Druckmann also expressed his admiration for Craig Mazin approaches a narrative and is impressed by his understanding of The Last of Us. He believes there couldn't be a better partner than Craig and HBO for bringing TLoU to life.

Previously, film director Sam Raimi (Darkman, Spider-Man) was working on a movie adaptation of The Last of Us during early 2014 but that project eventually ended up being shelved due to his disagreement over direction with Druckmann.