The Last of Us will become a television series, now there are no more doubts or uncertainties. A few days ago, according to a report by The Hollywood Reporter, the HBO network gave the green light for the production of the series, produced by Sony Pictures Television in association with PlayStation Productions.
This means that the episodes can finally go into production and new official information will arrive soon, including the number of episodes, duration, cast members, etc.
The set of The Last of Us was announced last March, but the only official information of the time focused on the presence of Craig Mazin ( Chernobyl ) as director and Neil Druckmann of Naughty Dog as executive producer.
Set 20 years after the fungal apocalypse, The Last of Us on HBO will follow the events of the first game and will always feature Joel and Ellie. We still don’t know who will play them, but with the start of production, castings are now a matter of a few weeks.
Here is what was declared by the vice-president dedicated to HBO programming, Francesca Orsi :
” Craig and Neil are visionaries who belong to categories of their own. With them at the helm, along with the incomparable Carolyn Strauss, this series will resonate with both die-hard fans of The Last of Us game and newcomers to this saga. . We are delighted with the close partnership with Naughty Dog, Word Games, Sony, and PlayStation in adapting this epic and immersive story. “.
Are you happy with the serialization of The Last of Us? Or would you have preferred a stand-alone film? Or are you happy with the series, but would have liked a new story?