The Last of Us is going to be made into a TV show by none other than the creators of Chernobyl. How excited are you?
How often have we heard video games being adapted? Not too often, right? This time around, it’s going to happen and the creator of the acclaimed series, Chernobyl, will be at the helm. Yes, The Last of Us is going to be adapted into a show by the same team, and talks are on with HBO. Isn’t that super exciting?
Aaand I couldn't help myself again: My fan-art take on a teaser poster for #TheLastOfUs TV adaptation. @HBO @Naughty_Dog pic.twitter.com/H2hGMHaZzw
— Olly Gibbs (@OllyGibbs) March 9, 2020
When you want a statue of Ellie, you make a statue of Ellie.#TheLastOfUs #TheLastOfUsPart2@Naughty_Dog @Neil_Druckmann @TheVulcanSalute @TroyBakerVA pic.twitter.com/bZvmrMXWvz
— ?Key-A-Dra? (@kiadraofficial) March 12, 2020
Friend: How many times did you finish TLoU
Me: Enough times to do this…#TheLastOfUs pic.twitter.com/kVJvGiT3WX
— Zoran (@Zoran_Q) March 14, 2020
Sony and Naughty Dog’s The Last of Us, was much-praised for its storyline. The post-apocalypse tale that centred around a relationship between Joel, a smuggler in the new world, and Ellie, a teenager who may be a key to a cure for a deadly pandemic. Joel is hired to smuggle Ellie out of a pathetic quarantine zone. While it starts with a small job, it continues to be a brutal, heartbreaking journey where they depend on each other for survival.
While the adaptation of Naughty Dog’s survival adventure has undergone a few forms since it was first announced as a movie in 2014, it will now be a TV show in the capable hands of Naughty Dog creative director Neil Druckmann, and Chernobyl creator Craig Mazin.
“It’s okay, baby. We’re safe.” #TheLastOfUs #VirtualPhotography #PhotoMode #TheCapturedCollective pic.twitter.com/Ip57xR10qb
— ⭕MΛR (@omar41537) March 8, 2020
#TheLastOfUs is getting a TV show thanks to HBO https://t.co/ZpSxBbvoe5 pic.twitter.com/vVbmvwuRkP
— Variety (@Variety) March 9, 2020
THE LAST OF US Show Confirmed For #HBO From CHERNOBYL Creator!
If there is any video game to adapt, this is the one! We discuss why one of the greatest video games ever made is PERFECT for television. Are you excited for #TheLastOfUs show!?
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— The GOAT Movie Podcast (@GOATMoviePod) March 13, 2020
The project will be a co-production with Sony Pictures Television in association with PlayStation Productions. In fact, it will be the first television series from PlayStation Productions.
There's only one man I can see playing Joel in #TheLastOfUs TV show. This guy… pic.twitter.com/tcnoRuUl0Z
— Chris White (@FirstAvenger83) March 8, 2020
Someone suggested Nikolaj Coster-Waldau for the part of Joel in the upcoming #TheLastOfUs TV show. And I gotta say, just by the look, that's pretty spot on. pic.twitter.com/CFoHPJarUd
— Carlos Rivera ⌨? (@hardrocknguy) March 9, 2020
The series is most likely to cover the events of the original game, and there is a high possibility of additional content based on the sequel of the game.
The Last of Us won several awards and went on to sell more than 17 million copies across both its original release on the PlayStation 3, and a remastered version on PlayStation 4. We can’t wait for the series to be released, can you?