The Last Of Us TV Show Officially Greenlit At HBO
An HBO series based on Naughty Dog’s acclaimed survival game The Last of Us has been in the works for the better part of 2020 now, with several updates regarding how writers Neil Druckmann and Craig Mazin plan to adapt the beloved two-part story. While much of these plans were only presumed, it appears HBO is happy with how The Last of Us TV show is shaping up, as the premium channel has now officially ordered the project to series.
Revealed in an official press release, HBO effectively ‘put a ring on it’ and announced a series order for The Last Of Us TV show. Up until now, much of the work on the project was based around development and general story progresion. However, with arrival of this latest update, creatives can now move more swiftly towards production and begin other processes such as casting and, eventually, filming. Also confirmed was Druckmann and Mazin as writers and executive producers on the show alongside Carolyn Strauss, who previously worked on HBO’s Chernobyl and Game of Thrones.
“Craig and Neil are visionaries in a league of their own,” said said Francesca Orsi, Executive Vice President of HBO. “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.”
The series is set to be a joint production between HBO, Sony Pictures, PlayStation Productions, and Naughty Dog, with Evan Wells (Naughty Dog) as well as Asad Qizilbash and Carter Swan (PlayStation Productions) also acting as executive producers. “We’re thrilled to be working with HBO and this fantastic creative team to bring ‘The Last of Us’ series to life,” Sony Pictures Television presidernt Jeff Frost and PlayStation Productions head Asad Qizilbash said in a statement. “PlayStation’s innovative storytelling and ingenuity is a natural complement to SPT’s creative focus. Our collaboration is a great example of our ‘One Sony’ philosophy at work. We look forward to developing even more iconic game IP in the future.”
As The Last of Us TV show only just got greenlit, not much about the project is currently known. Though, a few tidbts have been teased over the last few months suggesting a faithful adaptatation of the first game, but with a few added ideas that were dropped from the original release. Considering this year’s launch of The Last of Us Part 2, fans are surely curious to see how things may translate in live-action, with one fan even making a custom opening sequence before the show is even out.
What do you think? Are you excited about the possibilities of a The Last of Us TV show, or will you need to see who is cast before starting up that particualt train of hype? Let us know in the comments below and be sure to follow Don’t Feed the Gamers on Twitter and Facebook to be informed of the latest gaming and entertainment news 24 hours a day! For more headlines recently featured on DFTG, check out these next few news stories:
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