HBO recently confirmed that they will be doing an adaptation of the popular PlayStation title The Last of Us as a TV series.
Reports are coming that the Last of Us series will be done by Chernobyl creator Craig Martin together with the game’s creative director and writer Neil Druckmann. Naughty Dog president Evan Wells and Chernobyl executive producer Carolyn Strauss will be joining as Executive Producer.
“Neil Druckmann is without question the finest storyteller working in the video game medium, and The Last of Us is his magnum opus,” said Mazin in a statement. “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.”
Druckmann added, “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.”