TV adaptations of gaming franchises are officially a thing. It’s one thing to see them coming but it’s another to expect a GOOD adaptation. For a title such as The Last of Us, fans will be glad to know that the franchise looks like it’s in good hands.
Confirmed by Naughty Dog VP Neil Druckmann himself on Twitter, The Last of Us will be having a television adaptation, partnering with HBO and famed “Chernobyl” creator Craig Mazin.
I can’t believe we get to team up with one of my favorite writers to bring Ellie and Joel’s journey to HBO. https://t.co/GNsl0sUVSK
— Neil Druckmann (@Neil_Druckmann) March 5, 2020
Druckmann will be directly involved in the process, so you can expect some level of care to the source material. Further adding to our confidence levels is the fact that Naughty Dog President Evan Wells will be one of the executive producers.
“Neil Druckmann is without question the finest storyteller working in the video game medium, and The Last of Us is his magnum opus,”
“Getting a chance to adapt this breathtaking work of art has been a dream of mine for years, and I’m so honored to do it in partnership with Neil.”
“From the first time I sat down to talk with Craig I was equally blown away by his approach to narrative and his love and deep understanding of The Last of Us,”
“With Chernobyl, Craig and HBO created a tense, harrowing, emotional masterpiece. I couldn’t think of better partners to bring the story of The Last of Us to life as a television show.”
There are no story or casting details yet but already you imagine that Hugh Jackman or Nikolaj Coster-Waldau would make excellent choices for Joel and Ellen page is an actual dead ringer for Ellie.
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