HBO announces The Last of Us live-action show with Neil Druckmann as creative director


HBO has announced an official team-up with Naughty Dog and PlayStation Productions, which will see the famed series, The Last of Us, brought to a television near you in the nearby future. Neil Druckmann is set to be the executive producer.

With The Last of Us II set to launch on May 29th, 2020, long-time fans of the well-established series are already gearing up for another emotional rollercoaster. However, Neil Druckmann, the creative director of The Last of Us and its sequel, is set to return for the post-apocalyptic show.

It was revealed that Neil will be working together with Craig Mazin, the creator of the HBO series, Chernobyl, in order to bring the show to life, “Neil Druckmann is without question the finest storyteller working in the video game medium, and The Last of Us is his magnum opus,” Mazin said in the official press release.”Getting a chance to adapt this breathtaking work of art has been a dream of mine for years.”

It was revealed that the TV series for The Last of Us will take place during the events of the original game, which saw Joel and Ellie adventure through the post-apocalyptic United States where the Cordyceps fungus had mutated, infecting humans. Those infected had grown violent, working with other forms of its infected kind to hunt down humans, infecting them, and sealing their fate.

However, it wasn’t the infected people had to fear, but rather, other humans. During the course of the first game, players got to see the infection begin, when Joel losing his family during the course of the game. Since the fateful day of his daughter’s passing, Joel became a smuggler and a go-to-man for those in need. His latest job would be to take the – then – 14-year-old Ellie to the Fireflies base, where she can be taken to a safer location.

However, due to spoiler purposes, we’ll stop there as fans can get caught up today with The Last of Us Remastered on PlayStation 4 with a sequel set to launch on May 29th, 2020, which will take place a few short years after the events of the previous game.

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