A series adaptation of The Last of Us is officially on the horizon at HBO!
According to Deadline, HBO is currently in the process of developing a series based off of the hit Playstation video game, The Last of Us.
First released back in 2013, the popular video game takes place 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 popular video game went on to spawn a sequel, which was released earlier this year, so news of a series adaptation couldn’t have come at a better time.
HBO’s series adaptation will be spearheaded by Craig Mazin, who is likely best known for creating HBO’s critically acclaimed limited series, Chernobyl. Mazin will team up with video game creator Neil Druckmann to write the series, in addition to serving as executive producers on the show.
Others on board to work on the adaptation include Game of Thrones executive producer Carolyn Strauss, Evan Wells of Naughty Dog (the developers behind the video game), as well as Play Station’s Asad Qizilbash and Carter Swan.
In a statement announcing the forthcoming series adaptation, Francesca Orsi (executive Vice President, HBO Programming) spoke about how the show is in good hands with Mazin and Druckmann leading the way.
“With them at the helm alongside the incomparable Carolyn Strauss, this series is sure to resonate with both die-hard fans of The Last of Us games and newcomers to this genre-defining saga,” said Orsi.
Currently, there’s no word on when we can expect HBO’s The Last of Us series to premiere.