The Last of Us is being made into a TV series.
Naughty Dog’s fan favourite franchise, The Last of Us will be making the leap to the big screen as plans are in place for it to be made into a TV series.
HBO is reportedly said to be woking a live action adaptation with Game Direction Neil Druckmann. There has recently been a sharp increase in the number of video games making their way to the silver screen, and it seems that The Last of Us will be following in the footsteps of the much anticipated Uncharted movie.
Alongside other video game adaptations such as the Resident Evil reboot and Eli Roth’s Borderlands, there are also plans in place for other titles to make the same jump such as God of War and Ghost of Tsushima.
However, for the time being all attention has turned to The Last of Us and with its planned all star cast and a potential several seasons in the pipeline it’s bound to be a huge success.
The cast of the TV series will include Pedro Pascal and Bella Ramsay who will fill the roles of Joel and Ellie, there also isn’t much information at present as to where the storyline will take us.
It is likely that the writer will use the original game as a template for the story at least in Season 1, what direction the series takes after this is unclear.
The official summary of the series reads “Joel, a hardened survivor, is hired to smuggle Ellie, a 14-year-old girl, out of an oppressive quarantine zone. What starts as a small job soon becomes a brutal, heartbreaking journey, as they both must traverse across the US and depend on each other for survival”.
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It looks to us as if The Last of Us could be the next big thing for HBO who already has a strong library of hit shows such as Game of Thrones, The Sopranos and more.
Filming for the series is set to commence on July 5th and will presumably continue well into 2022, there is no release date set as of yet but going by this it could be that we won’t see this series emerge for quite some time.
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