This video game is getting the full television treatment. HBO announced The Last Of Us has received a series order at the cable network.
In March it was announced the series was in development for HBO, but the series order guarantees viewers will see the entire first season.
The 2013 wildly successful Playstation game will serve as the source material for the series. After an outbreak of a mysterious fungus that turns the majority of the population into cannibals, the world is now in a post-apocalyptic state. Joel, the main character, is tasked with getting young Ellie across the United States. He has no choice but to shoot his way across the country. The game is a classified as third-person action-adventure survival horror.
Game creator Neil Druckmann will pen the series and co-executive produce with Craig Mazin. Mazin will serve as showrunner. Carolyn Strauss will be an additional executive producer. Sony Pictures Television. PlayStation Productions, Word Games, and Naughty Dog produce will all co-produce the series.
President of Sony Pictures Television Studios, Jeff Frost, and Asad Qizilbash, Head of PlayStation Productions give a few words on The Last Of Us’ journey to the small screen.
“We’re thrilled to be working with HBO and this fantastic creative team to bring ‘The Last of Us’ series to life. PlayStation’s innovative storytelling and ingenuity is a natural complement to SPT’s creative focus. Our collaboration is a great example of our ‘One Sony’ philosophy at work. We look forward to developing even more iconic game IP in the future.“