HBO has ordered a series adaptation of the hit PlayStation video game franchise The Last of Us. Game creator Neil Druckmann will co-write the series with Chernobyl creator Craig Mazin.
According to Deadline, the number of episodes ordered have not been named at this time.
“Craig and Neil are visionaries in a league of their own,” Francesca Orsi, EVP HBO Programming said in a statement to the publication. “With them at the helm alongside the incomparable Carolyn Strauss, this series is sure to resonate with both die-hard fans of The Last of Us games and newcomers to this genre-defining saga. We’re delighted to partner with Naughty Dog, Word Games, Sony and PlayStation to adapt this epic, powerfully immersive story.”
The Last of Us takes place when a cataclysmic event caused the fall of modern civilization. A man named Joel is hired to take a young girl named Ellie out of a quarantine zone to safety. What follows is a brutal fight for survival that is as emotionally driven as it is action-oriented.
There is no word yet on when the series will go into production. As they are in the early stages, there will no doubt be some time before it comes to fruition.
iHorror will keep you posted on details about the series as they become available.