“The Last of Us” is one of the games of action and adventure most acclaimed of the last decade and now have a series on HBO, as announced on the company through his Twitter account. Craig Mazin, the creator of the critically-acclaimed limited series “Chernobyl”, will be in charge of adapting the story.
Neil Druckmann, creative director of Naughty Dog, developer of video games, will also be part of the project. Also, Carolyn Strauss will be the executive producer, along with Evan Wells, president of the company behind “The Last of Us”.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, the project is a co-production with Sony Pictures Television in association with ps Productions, and will be the first tv series for PlayStation Productions.
“This is the first of many programs that we intend to develop with our friends in PlayStation Productions,” he said in a press release, Chris Parnell, co-chair of Sony Pictures Television Studios. “The Last of Us it is a brilliant achievement in storytelling and character development, and we are fortunate to have the opportunity to work with this equipment in order to adapt it”.
So far, there is little information on the new fiction of HBObut this note will be updated in accordance with the disclosure of the synopsis, trailer, characters, actors and release date.
HISTORY OF “THE LAST OF US”
The video game “The Last of Us” launched in 2013 and describes the experiences of Joel and Ellie, a pair of survivors of a pandemic in the united States that causes the mutation of human beings into creatures cannibals.
It all begins with Joel, his daughter Sarah and his brother Tommy escaping from the suburbs of Austin, Texas to avoid the infection, but in the way they are intercepted by an officer that killed Sarah to believe that they are infected.
Two decades later, Joel is dedicated to the contraband along with Tess until he meets Ellie, a teenage girl may be the key to finding a cure and who should keep custody of the protected zone quarantine until an encampment of Fireflies.
According to THR, the series HBO will address the events of the original game, which was written by Druckmann, with the possibility of additional content based on the upcoming sequel of the game, “The Last of Us Part II” which will be released on the 29th of may 2020.
“Neil Druckmann is without a doubt the best storyteller working in the medium of videogames, and The Last of Us it is his masterpiece. Have the opportunity to customize this stunning work of art has been a dream of mine for years, and I am very honored to do so in partnership with Neil,” said Mazin Thursday 6 march 2020 in a press release.
For its part, Druckmann said: “Since the first time I sat down to talk with Craig, I was surprised by its narrative approach and his love and deep understanding of The Last of Us. With Chernobyl, Craig and HBO created a masterpiece, tense, heartbreaking and emotional. Could not think of better partners to bring to life the story of ‘The Last of Us’ as a television programme”.
TRAILER OF “THE LAST OF US”
“The Last of Us” not yet has official trailer.
ACTORS AND CHARACTERS OF “THE LAST OF US”
HBO and Naughty Dog have just announced a series of “The Last of Us” but the fans of the video game already have in mind some options to interpret the protagonists of this story postapocalíptica.
So who will play Joel and Ellie? Although at the moment there is nothing official, the majority wants Hugh Jackman in the role of Joel, but is not the only option. The actor australian sum Nicolaj Coster-Waldau, remembered for giving life to Jaime Lannister in “Game of Thrones”.
For the role of Ellie, things complicate even more, as Ellen Page remains one of the candidates for the favorite due to his physical resemblance initial. Currently, however, the age of the actress differs a lot from the character.
Another option is the actress Kaitlyn Dever, who played the daughter of Nathan Drake in “Uncharted 4: The outcome of the thief”, and who has worked with Naughty Dog closely in the motion-capture to play the character.
- Screenplay: Craig Mazin, Neil Druckmann
- Executive producer: Carolyn Strauss, Evan Wells
WHEN IS PREMIERE OF “THE LAST OF US”?
“The Last of Us” we do not yet have a release date in HBObut it could come at any time of 2021.