Earlier this year, it was announced that a television series based on The Last of Us was in the works on HBO with writers Neil Druckmann and Craig Mazin tied to the project. As of today, there has been a substantial new development in the creation of the program.
HBO and Warner Media released a press release this afternoon announcing that their series based on The Last of Us has been officially ordered by the network. While the series was previously being released to HBO as a project in development, the network has now officially picked it up, meaning the next production steps will begin to begin.
As before, Mazin and Druckmann have been announced as the main writers and executive producers of The Last of Us alongside Carolyn Strauss, who previously worked on Game of Thrones and Chernobyl. Other producers include Naughty Dog’s Evan Wells and PlayStation Productions’ Asad Qizilbash and Carter Swan. The series is also being developed in conjunction with Sony Pictures, PlayStation Productions, and Naughty Dog.
. @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
While this announcement makes the television iteration of The Last of Us more official than it was previously, no new information about the project has really emerged. The number of episodes or a possible debut has yet to be disclosed, but now that HBO has placed an official order, more information should start to arrive at a faster rate.
As for the show’s plot, it is said to focus entirely on the first installment of The Last of Us, which follows Joel and Ellie on the journey across the United States.