The Last of Us, the upcoming TV adaptation of HBO just took a big step forward, and it is actually happening. The show has been given a series order by the network, with the creator of the series Neil Druckmann, working both as a writer and the executive producer of the show.
Neil Druckman will be working alongside Craig Mazin, who has previously worked in Chernobyl. Carolyn Strauss of HBO, who has executively produced both Chernobyl and Game of Thrones, will also be serving as an executive producer on The Last of Us.
As per the official synopsis that has been given for the project, the television series seems to be adapting the very first game in the series.
It says that the story of the project takes place 20 years after modern civilization has been destroyed. A hardened survivor, whose name is Joel, is hired to smuggle a 14 years old girl, whose name is Ellie, out of an oppressive quarantine zone.
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This initializes as a small job but it eventually turns out to become brutal, and a really heartbreaking journey, as both of them must traverse across the United States and depend on each other for their survival.
While the world of adaptations of video games is littered with big failures, a big HBO adaptation of one of the most acclaimed video game stories in recent memory is complete with the writer of the original game and creative director on board.
It seems like it might have a shot at really succeeding in translating the game to TV. Well, The Last of Us is still in the early stages of production, with no details of casting or a release window yet, so it will likely be some time before the story of Ellie and Joe actually makes the jump to the live-action.
You should also know that The Last of Us is not the only big-budget Sony game adaptation that is in the works. Productions studio of Sony’s PlayStation is also in the middle of the production on its long-awaited adaptation of the series named Uncharted.
The series will be starring Tom Holland and it is set to hit the theatres in the year 2021. There are very much adaptations from the Uncharted series as it took a really long time to hit the screens.