The game follows hardened survivor Joel and Ellie, a young and capable girl, on their journey through a radically transformed world. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the network has officially picked up its long-gestating adaptation of Naughty Dog's The Last of Us.
After months of developing a pilot for a potential small-screen adaptation of Naughty Dog's acclaimed post-apocalyptic title, HBO has officially given a series order to The Last of Us from Emmy victor Craig Mazin (Chernobyl) and Naughty Dog Vice President Neil Druckmann. She also shared her excitement to see what Mazin and Druckmann come up with. "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". PlayStation Productions, Word Games, and Naughty Dog are all producing.
The game's creator and creative director, Neil Druckmann, is spearheading the show along with Craig Mazin, the Emmy Award-winning creator of Chernobyl.
The Last of Us is an action-adventure survival horror video game that is played from a third-person perspective. "PlayStation's innovative storytelling and ingenuity is a natural complement to SPT's creative focus".
HBO has been developing a The Last of Us TV series since March of this year, which, ironically, was when a very real and very deadly virus began sweeping through the actual United States, making the game's story more relevant than ever. Druckmann returned as the sequel's co-director and also wrote the story alongside Halley Gross. The sequel earned rave reviews from critics and earlier this week, it scored 10 nominations at this year's Game Awards, including Game of the Year.
A bad outbreak has ravaged the United States, and that also happens in The Last of Us.
You can check out the first official logo below.
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