When it comes to storytelling in games, Naughty Dog’s The Last of Us does a pretty fantastic job of doing just that. However, if you’ve been curious as to what the story might be like had it been made as a TV show or movie, you’ll be interested to learn that HBO has recently ordered a TV series based on the franchise.
The series will feature The Last of Us creative director Neil Druckmann and Chernobyl writer Craig Mazin, with Druckmann also acting as the executive producer alongside Cheryl Strauss, who was behind shows like Chernobyl and Game of Thrones, and Naughty Dog president Evan Wells, as well as PlayStation Productions Asad Qizilbash and Carter Swan
According to HBO executive vice president of programming Francesca Ori, “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.”
It will be interesting to see how this series turns out. So far, games that have been adapted to TV shows and movies haven’t really fared all that well, but given that the survival/zombie/horror genre has been used many times by popular TV shows and movies in the past, perhaps this is a series that could end up doing pretty well. At the moment there is currently no date on when the series will be released, so it could be a while before we get to see it.
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