Fans of The Last of Us from Naughty Dog have another reason to be happy, because the previously publicized TV implementation by US broadcaster HBO has now finally received the green light.
Some time ago plans for a TV series around the successful brand The Last of Us from Naughty Dog became known. No less a person than US giant HBO (“Game of Thrones”) is responsible for this in cooperation with the developer studio – and now it really starts.
While such game-related projects have often been plagued by a number of delays in the past, The Last of Us seems to be going on in rapid succession. As has now been made public on the basis of a press release from HBO and Warner Media, this TV implementation has now finally received the green light. Naughty Dogs Neil Druckmann and Craig Mazin will act as writers. In addition, Carolyn Strauss joins as Executive Producer – this is also official now – who worked on “Game of Thrones” and “Chernobyl” for HBO, among other things – also on two of the station’s showcase series. Sony Pictures, PlayStation Productions and Naughty Dog are also jointly responsible for the co-development.
.@HBO gives series order to #TheLastOfUs. @clmazin and @Neil_Druckmann set to write and executive produce. Carolyn Strauss, @evan_wells, @aqizil, and @CarterSwan also executive produce. @SPTV, @Naughty_Dog, @PlayStation productions are set to produce: https://t.co/dIOCovjGqK pic.twitter.com/tOsuWFwklR
— HBO PR (@HBOPR) November 20, 2020
So far, The Last of Us had only been proposed to the broadcaster as a project, but now HBO has actually commissioned a first season. The next steps will be initiated immediately and the first production steps should begin shortly.
It is still unclear when the series should start and how many episodes the first season should include. Set 20 years after the destruction of modern civilization, the series is designed to focus on the events of the first game. We will keep you up to date.