“The Last of Us” will be an HBO series based on the video game of the same name

HBO will release a new series, an adaptation of the much praised “The Last of Us” video game.

The drama will be produced by the team behind some successful projects together with those who made the game. Craig Mazin (“Chernobyl”) and Carolyn Strauss (“Chernobyl”, “Game of Thrones”) will team up with Neil Druckmann (“The Last of Us” and “Uncharted”) and Evan Wells (Naughty Dog – game developer) , to which are added Asad Qizlibash (PlayStation Productions) and Carter Swan (PlayStation).

Teamwork and success

The drama is written by Mazin and Druckmann and is a Sony Pictures Television production. PlayStation Production, Word Games and Naughty Dog are producers.

However, details on the release, distribution or number of episodes have not yet been determined. “Craig and Neil are visionaries in their own league,” said Francesca Orsi, executive vice president of HBO Programming. “With them at the helm, along with the incomparable Carolyn Strauss, this series will surely resonate with both die-hard fans of The Last of Us and newcomers to this story. We are extremely excited to have Naughty Dog, Word Games, Sony and PlayStation as partners in adapting this captivating story, ”she added.

The story, in short

The summary of the series indicates that the adaptation follows in the footsteps of the original game from 2013. 20 years after modern civilization was destroyed, Joel, a hardened survivor, is hired to sneak Ellie, a 14-year-old girl, out of an area. quarantine.

What begins as a simple task becomes a brutal and heartbreaking journey. The two will have to cross the United States and depend on each other to survive.

The video game was a huge success for Sony and Naughty Dog. The 2020 series, “The Last of Us Part II”, was also successful, with sales of over 4 million copies in its first launch weekend.

Andrew is half-human, half-gamer. He's also a science fiction author writing for BleeBot.