The Last of Us is Getting an HBO TV Series
HBO is working on a series for The Last of Us and Chernobyl director Craig Mazin and it’s executive produced and written by Naughty Dog’s Neil Druckmann. Carolyn Strauss will also executive produce The Last of Us series along with Naughty Dog president Evan Wells so many big names are already signed on to the upcoming HBO series. The series will apparently focus on the events from the original Naughty Dog game and may lead into content from the upcoming sequel. The Last of Us Part II releases exclusively for PS4 on May 29th.
“Neil Druckmann is without question the finest storyteller working in the video game medium, and The Last of Us is his magnum opus. Getting a chance to adapt this breathtaking work of art has been a dream of mine for years, and I’m so honored to do it in partnership with Neil, ” said Craig Mazin. Mazin also has experience with storytelling in his successful Chernobyl series so the mutual talent and admiration will likely help the upcoming HBO series flourish.
The Last of Us TV series will be produced by Sony Pictures Television in association with PlayStation Productions and it’s apparently the first of many PlayStation Productions. With this tease from PlayStation, we hope to see Little Big Planet and Twisted Metal series’ in the future. There’s no official date in mind for the debut of The Last of Us’ HBO series but we’re looking forward to seeing how the post apocalyptic game transitions to film.
What’s your favorite PlayStation IP that you’d like to see turned into a TV series? Do you expect the release of The Last of Us Part II to compliment the launch for the TV series? Let us know in the comments below!