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The Last of Us TV series in the works at HBO

A TV series based on The Last of Us is in development at HBO.

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A TV series based on The Last of Us is in development at HBO.

As reported by The Hollywood Reporter, clickers are coming to cable. The television adaptation is being co-produced by Chernobyl creator Craig Mazin and TLOU creative director, Neil Druckmann.

Game of Thrones and Chernobyl producer Carolyn Strauss and Naughty Dog president Evan Wells are also involved.

Druckmann, Mazin, Naughty Dog and PlayStation Worldwide Studios head, Hermen Hulst, all confirmed the report on Twitter.

“Hey @Neil_Druckmann … let’s make a show,” Mazin tweeted, in response to THR’s report.

Druckmann responded, “Okay…” before quote tweeting HBO and Naughty Dog posts confirming the news with a static video image of the game’s iconic Firefly logo. In follow-up tweets, Druckmann added, “Ellie and Joel are heading to HBO! But first… we got a little game to finish!” and “I can’t believe we get to team up with one of my favorite writers to bring Ellie and Joel’s journey to HBO.

Hulst also confirmed the news, tweeting, “We’re partnering with HBO on a The Last of Us TV show. Our very own @Neil_Druckmann is co-writing.”

It’s a big day for Sony-related announcements. In addition to the HBO news, Sony also revealed the release date for its exclusive samurai game, Ghost of Tsushima. And, May-June will be a very busy month for the publisher. The Last of Us Part 2 arrives May 29.


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