PlayStation’s ‘The Last of Us’ is Being Developed into a TV Series by HBO

PlayStation’s ‘The Last of Us’ is Being Developed into a TV Series by HBO

March 5, 2020 0 By Jeff Fountain

The popular post-apocalyptic video game The Last of Us is headed to television.

HBO and game developer Naughty Dog revealed Thursday that they are developing a TV series based on the game. The adaptation is being led by Craig Mazin, creator of HBO series Chernobyl, and Neil Druckmann, the creative director of the game.

“Neil Druckmann is without question the finest storyteller working in the video game medium, and The Last of Us is his magnum opus,” Mazin said in a press release. “Getting a chance to adapt this breathtaking work of art has been a dream of mine for years.”

The TV series will cover the events of the original game. Released in 2013, The Last of Us is a survival horror game with players following the adventure of Joel and Ellie in a post-apocalyptic US. Along with adapting the first game, the series might also take bits from The Last Of Us Part II, which is coming out in May.