HBO’s vice president of programming, Francesca Ori, announced on Friday that HBO has ordered a series based on the video game series The Last of Us.
While a series based on The Last of Us has been under discussion for a while, Friday’s announcement confirms HBO’s intention with the show and adds a few key names to the project. The series is co-written by The Last of Us creative director Neil Druckmann and Chernobyl writer Craig Mazin. Druckmann will also executive produce the show alongside Cheryl Strauss (Chernobyl and Game of Thrones), as well as Naughty Dog president Evan Wells and PlayStation Productions Asad Qizilbash and Carter Swan.
According to HBO’s announcement, the series will focus on the events of the original game The Last of Us, where Joel and Ellie saw them fugitives from an oppressive quarantine zone and traveling through the post-apocalyptic United States.
HBO says the series will air on both the HBO channel and HBO Max.