HBO developing Last of Us series with GoT and Chernobyl producer

by March 5, 2020 0 comments

Netflix’s The Witcher has proven to be immensely successful, with the series catapulting the sales of The Witcher 3. Taking a cue from Netflix, HBO announced that they are now developing a Last of Us series, with the producer of Chernobyl and Game of Thrones, Carolyn Strauss and Craig Mazin, the producer of Chernobyl. 

The two will be joined by Neil DruckmannVIce president of Naughty Dog, the studio that developed the game, who will be the Executive Producer along with Strauss. 

“Neil Druckmann is without question the finest storyteller working in the video game medium, and ‘The Last of Us’ is his magnum opus,” said 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,’” said Neil Druckmann. “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.” 

“This is a true thrill for us at Sony Pictures Television. ‘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,” said Chris Parnell, co-President of Sony Pictures Television Studios. “This is the first of many shows we intend to develop with our friends at PlayStation Productions. 

Last of Us has been one of the most critically and commercially successful game on PlayStation. It follows Joel, a middle aged man and Ellie, a teenager through a post apocalyptic US which is ravaged by a zombie infection. The game was praised for its narrative. With the production in such capable hands, we can expect the Last of Us series to be a well made transition of the game.

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