HBO’s series adaptation of The Last of Us has found its directors.
Production behind the scenes on HBO’s highly anticipated series adaptation of hit video game, The Last of Us, is continuing to make strides.
According to Deadline, the series has recruited Academy Award nominee Jasmila Žbanić (Adia) and Border alum Ali Abbasi to direct episodes of the show.
Žbanić and Abbasi join Kantemir Balagov, who has already signed on to direct the pilot episode of the series.
Today’s news comes on the heels of word that Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. vet Gabriel Luna has joined the cast of the series in the role of Joel’s younger brother, Tommy. Meanwhile, Game of Thrones vets Pedro Pascal and Bella Ramsey were announced to be leading the cast back in February. They’ll play Joel and Ellie, respectively.
Spearheaded by Chernobyl creator Craig Mazin and video game creator Neil Druckmann, The Last of Us is based off of the hit video game franchise of the same name. The story is set in a post-apocalyptic world, two decades after modern civilization has been destroyed.
It’s there that we meet Joel, a man who gets hired to smuggle 14-year-old Ellie out of an oppressive quarantine zone. It’ll be easier said than done though, and together, the pair find themselves going on a harrowing journey in which they must depend on each other in order to survive.
The first installment of the video game was released back in 2013, and has since gone on to spawn a sequel which was released in 2020.
HBO has yet to announce when we can expect to see The Last of Us premiere.