No doubt one of the most praised PlayStation titles of all time, The Last of Us is getting its own show in HBO. And it’s being co-written by the creative director of the game, Neil Druckmann. All this revealed by HBO’s official Twitter account.
Though we don’t know much about it at the moment, it is said that the show will be based on the events of the first game. Due to the premise of the game, many might compare it to The Walking Dead except the zombies are much faster. Scenes from the game are intense, heart-pounding, and filled with drama and we can expect the HBO show to follow.
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.
Not only that, but the show will also be overseen by PlayStation Productions, who themselves are working on a new Uncharted movie. PS Productions was made by Sony to specifically adapt their video games for the TV.
As of now, no word has been uttered as to when The Last of Us HBO show will enter production and being airing. But The Last of Us 2 will release for the PlayStation 4 soon. Join Ellie in her dark quest for vengeance this May 29th.