The Last of Us is getting its highly anticipated sequel later this year, but that isn't the only project currently in development for Joel and Ellie. According to Hollywood Reporter, the critically acclaimed PlayStation exclusive is to be adapted into a TV series with HBO. Before you all roll your eyes, a key creative mind behind The Last of Us, Neil Druckmann, is lined up as a writer and executive producer on the adaptation.
He'll be joined by Craig Mazin, creator of HBO series Chernobyl. President of Naughty Dog Evan Wells and HBO's Carolyn Strauss are also down to executive produce the show.
According to the report, this is the first television series to come out of PlayStation Productions, which will co-produce alongside Sony Pictures Television Studios. It will apparently recount the original tale, "with the possibility of additional content based on the forthcoming game sequel".
A TV series sounds ideal for The Last of Us, a game that was already split into segments with each passing season. It seems the right creative talent is being funnelled into this, so we have high hopes this will turn out well. We should prepare for more PlayStation properties to hit the small screen too; Chris Parnell of Sony Pictures Television Studios states: "This is the first of many shows we intend to develop with our friends at PlayStation Productions.”
What do you think of this? Are you excited to see The Last of Us transformed into a TV series on HBO? Have your say in the comments below.