HBO has greenlit a The Last Of Us television series, confirming a rumor that one of video games’ most cinematic stories would be coming to the small screen. Chernobyl creator Craig Mazin and game creator Neil Druckmann will serve as writers and executive producers, while Game of Thrones executive producer Carolyn Strauss, Naughty Dog’s Evan Wells and PlayStation Productions’ Asad Qizilbash and Carter Swan will also produce the series.
HBO first announced that Mazin and Druckmann had signed on to work on a television series adaptation of the game back in March, but little information has come out since COVID-19 hit the states. Today, the announcement was made official, and the series will go into production soon.
Joel and Ellie will naturally be the main characters of the television series, while Druckmann also confirmed in March that Riley, Tess, Marlene and Maria will factor into the story as well. It’s likely Abby will also play a role in the series, judging from his March 8th tweet.
And now you have Ellie, Riley, Tess, Marlene, Maria, ⬜️⬜️⬜️⬜️, and a few others! 😉 https://t.co/GMozU0TaZE
— Dr. Uckmann (@Neil_Druckmann) March 8, 2020
There’s no news yet on the series’ cast or how many episodes are in development, but the news nevertheless had people excited, particularly the confirmation of Mazin being on board.
there’ve been a lot of great movies this year (it’s true), but honestly there isn’t a single one of them i wouldn’t trade for The Last of Us Part II.
stoked for clmazin</a> & <a href=”https://twitter.com/Neil_Druckmann?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw”>Neil_Druckmann to show non-gamers what they’ve been missing & i await Josh Brolin’s inevitable casting https://t.co/1f0867LQW5
— david ehrlich (@davidehrlich) November 20, 2020
With The Last Of Us HBO series getting greenlit I wanna remind everyone about this perfect fancast pic.twitter.com/CdfdPTMQYv
— Egor (@thekaroge) November 20, 2020
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