After long talks hanging around the project, HBO has finally officially upheld the development of a The Last of Us series, coming to its streaming platform HBO Max.
The company has brought on a host of talents to create the show, including the original game’s Neil Druckmann himself, Chernobyl‘s Chery Strauss and Craig Mazin, Naughty Dog president Evan Wells, and Asad Qizilbash and Carter Swan from Sony PlayStation Productions. As for the plot, the series is said to be based on the first game’s events, where Joel and Ellie find themselves venturing across a post-apocalyptic America after escaping from a terrible quarantine zone.
“Craig and Neil are visionaries in a league of their own,” said HBO’s VP of programming Francesca Orsi. “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.”
There’s currently no information on the upcoming series that will hit HBO Max, so fans of the franchise should definitely stay tuned for more updates to come.
.@HBO gives series order to #TheLastOfUs. @clmazin and @Neil_Druckmann set to write and executive produce. Carolyn Strauss, @evan_wells, @aqizil, and @CarterSwan also executive produce. @SPTV, @Naughty_Dog, @PlayStation productions are set to produce: https://t.co/dIOCovjGqK pic.twitter.com/tOsuWFwklR
— HBO PR (@HBOPR) November 20, 2020