2020 has been a very important year for The last of us And for your fans: Along with the release of The Last of US 2 last June and improvements to The Last of Us Remastered, we also learned that there will be a series of the franchise in HBO. Today the latter was confirmed.
According to a statement from HBO, the adaptation will be scripted by games director Neil Druckmann and Craig Mazin, the mind behind the hit Chernobyl series (and who is also an avid gamer on both Naughty Dog titles).
The Warner Media statement on the matter reads as follows:
Craig Mazin (HBO’s Chernobyl), Neil Druckmann (of The Last of Us and Uncharted franchises) and Carolyn Strauss (Chernobyl and Game of Thrones) are executive producers, along with Naughty Dog’s Evan Wells and Asad Qizilbash and Carter Swan from PlayStation Productions. Written by Mazin and Druckmann, the series is a co-production with Sony Pictures Television. PlayStation Productions, Word Games, and Naughty Dog produce. “
The series of The last of us It will be based on the events that occur in the first game: when we meet Joel and learn about the events that changed his life forever, and we embark with Ellie on a journey through a desolate America full of infected. And, while we know that the story will be very close to the first part of the story, HBO has not yet released if the series will also address the events of The Last of Us 2.
The nomination of The Last of Us 2 Game of the Year at The Game Awards: This is a title that has provoked different reactions among fans due to its controversial history. If one thing is certain, it is that we will have that same level of intensity in the HBO series.