A The Last of Us TV show is in production, developed by Chernobyl‘s Craig Mazin alongside Naughty Dog’s Neil Druckmann, HBO today announced.
The show will be an adaptation of the popular PS3 and PS4 video game, focusing on Joel and Ellie, two survivors struggling in a post-apocalyptic world.
“This is an incredibly exciting opportunity for us to partner with Craig, Neil, Carolyn and teams at Sony, Naughty Dog and PlayStation to bring the virtual world of this acclaimed game to life,” said HBO President, Casey Bloys.
“Neil Druckmann is without question the finest storyteller working in the video game medium, and The Last of Us is his magnum opus,” added Craig Mazin. “Getting a chance to adapt this breathtaking work of art has been a dream of mine for years, and I’m so honored to do it in partnership with Neil.”
“From the first time I sat down to talk with Craig I was equally blown away by his approach to narrative and his love and deep understanding of The Last of Us,” Druckmann said. “With Chernobyl, Craig and HBO created a tense, harrowing, emotional masterpiece. I couldn’t think of better partners to bring the story of The Last of Us to life as a television show. I’m beyond excited to collaborate with them.”
It’s unclear when the show will hit airwaves; The Last of Us Part 2 heads to PS4 on 29 May 2020.