Naughty Dog is going full speed with their offerings to capitalize on their fan-base. Not only are they still moving forward with their Uncharted Movie, the studio has now partnered with HBO to create The Last of Us TV series. Which is exciting because its a full show rather than just a film. Chernobyl creator Craig Mazin (who’s apparently a fan of TLoU) will be at the forefront of the project. Alongside Craig will be Naughty Dog’s very own Neil Duckmann, who will assist in writing and executive producing the series. Naughty Dog president Evan Wells and Sony’s PlayStation Productions are also involved in adapting the game.
According to the Hollywood Reporter:
Joel, a hardened survivor, is hired to smuggle the14-year-old girl out of an oppressive quarantine zone. What starts as a small job soon becomes a brutal, heartbreaking journey, as they both must traverse across the U.S. and depend on each other for survival. The HBO series will cover the events of the original game, which was written by Druckmann, with the possibility of additional content based on the forthcoming game sequel, is said to be released on May 29, 2020.THR
Neil Druckmann is without question the finest storyteller working in the video game medium, and The Last of Us is his magnum opus. 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, 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.THR