It Wasn't for Nothing: The Last of Us HBO Series Gets the Greenlight

Following a delay earlier in the year, The Last of US HBO series is entering production.

The Last of Us HBO adaptation is finally entering production almost a year after it was announced. The Hollywood Reporter said HBO green-lit the series following a slight delay earlier in the year, while the script was adjusted to accommodate The Last of Us Part 2.

Craig Mazin (Chernobyl) is co-writing the show with The Last of Us creator and director Neil Druckmann. Druckmann is also acting as executive producer along with Carolyn Strauss (Chernobyl, Game of Thrones). The series is a joint effort between HBO and PlayStation Productions.

HBO Programming Executive Vice President Francesca Orsi said:

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.

Johan Renck (Chernobyl) will direct the show's pilot episode.

It's still early days in The Last of Us HBO series' production, so naturally, plot details are scarce. However, former SIE Worldwide head Shawn Layden said PlayStation Productions focuses on more than re-telling the same story from the games.

While the story will still follow Joel and Ellie's cross-country trek, there's plenty of room for additional story material, including threads connected to The Last of Us Part 2. Stay tuned to GameSkinny for more The Last of Us series news as it develops.

[Source: The Hollywood Reporter]

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Josh Broadwell started gaming in the early '90s. But it wasn't until 2017 he started writing about them, after finishing two history degrees and deciding a career in academia just wasn't the best way forward. You'll usually find him playing RPGs, strategy games, or platformers, but he's up for almost anything that seems interesting.

Published Nov. 20th 2020

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