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'Last of Us' Video Game Will Become a New Series on HBO with Creator Craig Mazin & Neil Druckmann

Friday, March 6, 2020 by Chris Carrico


According to the Hollywood Reporter, HBO is creating an adaption of the video game, The Last of Us into a new TV series. The game’s writer and creative director, Neil Druckmann, will help write and executive produce the series to ensure the storyline remains authentic for the Playstation game’s massive fan following.


Playstation's The Last Of Us photo courtesy of Naughty Dog

'The Last of Us' follows a smuggler named Joel and a young girl named Ellie as they journey to escape zombies in a post-apocalyptic environment to survive. The HBO series is set to adapt part one of the first game for the show with a possibility of extending the series based on content from The Last of Us Part II which takes place five years after the original game setting.





HBO’s Craig Mazin will lead the adaption with Evan Wells, president of Naughty Dog, to serve as an executive producer along with HBO's Carolyn Strauss.


From L-R: Neil Druckmann, Craig Mazin and Carolyn Strauss


Sony Pictures Television will co-produce the series with HBO through PlayStation Productions studio which is also working on an Uncharted film adaptation slated for release in January 2021.


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