PlayStation Productions, the new division within Sony Interactive Entertainment designed to create television and film adaptations of its popular game franchises, is really cooking now. Following the completion of principle photography for the Uncharted Movie, the group has now officially sold its previously announced first season of The Last of Us to HBO.
That means the TV show written by Craig Mazin and Neil Druckmann will now go into production soon. Game of Thrones’ Carolyn Strauss will executive produce alongside Naughty Dog’s Evan Wells and Sony’s Asad Qizilbash and Carter Swan. The series is being co-produced by Sony Pictures Television, PlayStation Productions, Word Games, and Naughty Dog.
“We’re thrilled to be working with HBO and this fantastic creative team to bring The Last of Us series to life,” said Jeff Frost, the president of Sony Pictures Television Studios. “PlayStation’s innovative storytelling and ingenuity is a natural complement 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.”
The show will follow the events of the first game, as Joel and Ellie embark on a cross-country journey across the United States in a post-apocalyptic world. There’s no tentative release date or provisional casting choices currently announced, but we’re sure we’ll be learning a lot more about the project in the near future.