The Last of Us: TV adaptation is in the works at HBO

The Last of Us might finally be headed to TV!

Fans of the wildly popular video game, The Last of Us, will be excited to learn a television series is officially in the works. According to Deadline, the creator of Chernobyl has teamed up with the creator of the game for an HBO series.

Neil Druckmann, the writer for the original game, is also set to write the adaptation alongside Craig Mazin (Chernobyl). HBO plans to follow the game’s storyline for the first season, and apparently may also incorporate more storyline since The Last of Us Part II is expected to be available to play on May 29.

The Last of Us is set in a dystopian world, specifically twenty years after civilization has fallen apart. It follows Joel, who is described as “a hardened survivor”, as he takes a job to transport a young girl. Ellie, a fourteen-year-old, is trying to escape an “oppressive quarantine zone” to a better life elsewhere. According to the description, Joel will eventually find himself personally invested in the mission which will be “heartbreaking”. The story also takes place across the United States, which means the show could incorporate a lot of interesting locations.

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There is currently no word on casting for the television show or any potential directors for the HBO series. The Last of Us is exclusive only to Playstation gamers at the moment, and it seems unlikely to change.

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Source: Deadline

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