Deadline is reporting that The Last of Us series is in the works at HBO with Chernobyl creator Craig Mazin and Neil Druckmann teaming on the adaptation.
Developed by Naughty Dog and published by Sony Computer Entertainment The Last of Us follows Joel, a ruthless survivor with few moral lines left to cross, lives in one of the last remaining Quarantine Zones. This walled-off, oppressive cities are run by what’s left of the military. Despite the strict martial law, Joel operates in the black market of the city, smuggling contraband for the right price. Joel is asked by a dying friend to look after Ellie, a fourteen-year-old girl with courage beyond her years. What starts out as a simple job to deliver Ellie to another Quarantine Zone, soon transforms into a profound journey that will forever change Joel and Ellie. As they trek across the post-pandemic United States, Joel and Ellie will encounter different factions of survivors that have each found a unique way of dealing with the infected humans, the lack of supplies, and the threat of other survivors. As Joel and Ellie struggle to persevere, they must learn to trust each other and work together in order to survive the realities of this new world. At its core, The Last of Us is about the bond that forms between Joel and Ellie – it is the story of love, loyalty, and redemption.
The HBO series is set to cover the events of the first game. Keep it locked to Horror News Network for the latest on The Last of Us series.