In what is likely going to be the best surprise of the day, HBO has announced that an adaptation of The Last of Us is “coming soon”.
The series is set to be written and produced by Chernobyl creator Craig Mazin in collaboration with Naughty Dog Vice President and Last of Us Creative Director Neil Druckmann. HBO Programming President, Casey Bloys, had the following to say:
This is an incredibly exciting opportunity for us to partner with Craig, Neil, Carolyn and the teams at Sony, Naughty Dog and PlayStation to bring the virtual world of this acclaimed game to life…
This is the first of many shows we intend to develop with our friends at PlayStation Productions, said Chris Parnell, co-president of Sony Pictures Television Studios. The Last of Us is a brilliant achievement in storytelling and character development, and we are lucky to have the opportunity to work with this team to adapt it.
As one of our favorite games ever, this is both exciting and terrifying. While we are over the moon to see The Last of Us come to HBO, it’s imperative that Joel and Ellie be accurately represented. With HBO’s pedigree and Druckmann’s involvement, we’re thankfully rather confident.