When you’re lost in the darkness, look for the light. Believe in the Fireflies. As one of the last PlayStation games to be released in the PS3 era, The Last of Us is considered one of the best video games ever made! Like with PlayStation’s other iconic IP franchises, The Last of Us is beloved for its story, characters, and gut-punching emotional moments. Having launched in 2013, the series has released the long-awaited sequel earlier this summer and was met with critical acclaim. Unfortunately, The Last of Us Part 2 has been met with some controversy. Still, it’s been nominated for 10 Game of the Year awards.
News for a TV adaptation hit the web a few months back and we finally get some confirmation on that from Deadline! HBO has given a full series order on the upcoming adaptation! The show will be done by Chernobyl creator Craig Mazin along with Game of Thrones executive producer, Carolyn Strauss. Neil Druckmann whose the game’s creator will also be involved with the project. The Last of Us is set to be a co-production with Sony Pictures Television in association with PlayStation Productions, Word Games, and Naughty Dog. No word on how many episodes will be in the series.
In a statement from Francesca Orsi, EVP HBO Programming, she mentions her excitement for the project by saying:
“Craig and Neil are visionaries in a league of their own. 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. We’re delighted to partner with Naughty Dog, Word Games, Sony and PlayStation to adapt this epic, powerfully immersive story.”
With a wonderful team like this, I cannot wait to see who they will cast for Joel and Ellie in HBO’s adaptation! I’m also hoping that HBO finds some way to makethe different kinds of infected like the clickers send chills down my spine!
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