Well this was unexpected.
The Last of Us HBO Series: Craig Mazin Promises Not to Change Ellie
Today, HBO and PlayStation Productions announced a new TV series for The Last of Us, which will [...]
Today, HBO and PlayStation Productions announced a new TV series for The Last of Us, which will replace the previously announced movie in the works under Sam Raimi. Unfortunately, details on the TV adaptation are currently very scarce. For example, while we know the show -- at least at first -- will tell the events of the first game, we don't know who will play the show's two main characters: Ellie and Joel. When this information will be divulged, who knows, but writer and producer of the series, Craig Mazin, who is also in charge of the upcoming Borderlands movie, has promised the show will stay true to the two beloved video game characters.
Interacting with a fan asking him to maintain the series' representation by not changing Ellie's sexual preference, the producer and writer said "you have my word," confirming the adaptation will be a faithful one. Of course, this isn't very surprising given that its creator, Neil Druckmann, is part of the show's hierarchy. That said, it's never a bad thing to get confirmation.
‘The Last of Us’ Series in the Works at HBO From ‘Chernobyl’ Creator Craig Mazin, Neil Druckmann (Exclusive)
Craig Mazin, the creator of the acclaimed limited series ‘Chernobyl,’ is reteaming with HBO to adapt ‘The Last of Us,’ the massive Sony PlayStation video game franchise.
Craig Mazin, the creator of the acclaimed limited series Chernobyl, is reteaming with HBO to adapt The Last of Us, the massive Sony PlayStation video game franchise.
In a rare development in the world of video game adaptations, the writer and creative director of the game, Neil Druckmann, is also involved and will work with Mazin to pen and executive produce what is intended to be a series.