The Last Of Us Part II is already set to spur a new legion of fans as we gear up for a blood-soaked revenge tale in the sequel to the post-apocalyptic game. But fans who need to fill the void left by Game of Thrones and Watchmen still won’t have to look much further than HBO.
The HBO conglomerate has announced it is set to bring an episodic project based on The Last of Us video game.
The Last of Us, as you know, captures the story of Joel, a smuggler tasked with escorting a teenage girl, Ellie, across a post-apocalyptic United States populated by the Infected and, worse still, shitty human beings.
The script for the TV series will be written by Craig Mazin, the creator of highly acclaimed TV series Chernobyl, together with Neil Druckmann, the creative director on the game and its forthcoming sequel.
Here’s what Chris Parnell, co-president of Sony Pictures Television Studios had to say about the news:
This is the first of many shows we intend to develop with our friends at PlayStation Productions. The Last of Us is a brilliant achievement in storytelling and character development, and we are lucky to have the opportunity to work with this team to adapt it.
This, coupled with another Naughty Dog project being aimed at cinema screens – Uncharted – it seems the game developer is coming up all-aces right now.