Neil Druckmann’s television directorial debut has concluded. The Naughty Dog vice president, and The Last of Us scribe, has been in Canada working on the franchise’s high-profile HBO television adaptation – but his work is now over, and he’s heading back to his day job. “To the best TV crew in the world, thank you for your incredible work, your passion, and for making me feel so welcome,” he beamed. “I will miss you terribly!”

Alongside a photograph of his clapperboard, Druckmann added: “Excited to return to Naughty Dog, and some warmer weather!”

Sony has been teasing work in progress pictures from the set of The Last of Us, with the first photos of Pedro Pascal’s Joel and Bella Ramsey’s Ellie published recently. Druckmann served as a co-writer on the project, and has been given the opportunity to direct some episodes. Given his role is now over, it’d be safe to assume that work on this show is coming to a conclusion – although the production team has booked shoots in Calgary through into next year.