The Last of Us gets TV series on HBO

The popular game The Last of Us will be followed up as a television series. Pay channel HBO will make the series, with Craig Mazin writing the script. Developer Naughty Dog is also involved in the production.

That The Hollywood Reporter based on a confirmation from HBO. There were previously signs that a television series of The Last of Us would be made, but the pay channel has now also given the green light to release it. Production started in March, but it was not yet certain whether the series would be released.

For the making of the television series, writer Craig Mazin has been recruited. He works with Neil Druckmann, who was involved in the development of the game as creative director. PlayStation Productions, Word Games and developer Naughty Dog are also participating in the production of the series.

This year, The Last of Us: Part II was released, with Sony reporting that it is the ‘fastest-selling first-party PlayStation 4 exclusive ever’. In the first three days after its release, the game was sold more than 4 million times.