HBO has given a series order for The Last of Us.
In a press release from Warner Media, Francesca Orsi, Executive Vice President of HBO Programming, announced that HBO is moving forward with the TV adaptation of The Last of Us. According to the release, Craig Mazin, Neil Druckmann, and Carolyn Strauss will serve as executive producers alongside Naughty Dog's Evan Wells and PlayStation Productions' Asad Qizilbash and Carter Swan. The series will be written by Mazin and Druckmann, and will be in co-production with Sony Pictures Television. PlayStation Productions, Word Games, and Naughty Dog will produce the series.
"Craig and Neil are visionaries in a league of their own," Orsi stated. "With them at the helm alongside the incomparable Carolyn Strauss, this series is sure to resonate with both die-hard fans of 'The Last of Us' games and newcomers to this genre-defining saga. We're delighted to partner with Naughty Dog, Word Games, Sony and PlayStation to adapt this epic, powerfully immersive story."
"We're thrilled to be working with HBO and this fantastic creative team to bring 'The Last of Us' series to life," stated Jeff Frost, President of Sony Pictures Television Studios and Asad Qizilbash, Head of PlayStation Productions. "PlayStation's innovative storytelling and ingenuity is a natural compliment to SPT's creative focus. Our collaboration is a great example of our 'One Sony' philosophy at work. We look forward to developing even more iconic game IP in the future."
Not much is known of how The Last of Us will adapt the original plot of the game. The series is expected to tell the events of the original game, though there is some word that aspects of the second title may find their way into the show.
The Last of Us will be available on HBO and HBO Max when it releases.