The executive producer of the project Neil Druckmann said that the HBO show The Last of Us will lift some dialogues from the game, although in some episodes will “deviate greatly”, distancing itself from the game’s events.
We don’t know what exact parts will be changed yet, but Druckmann stressed that viewers will recognize some elements from the game and see some unexpected events at the same time. “Things sometimes stay pretty close. It’s funny to see my dialogue there from the games in HBO scripts. And sometimes they deviate greatly to much better effect because we are dealing with a different medium,” he continued.
“For example, in the game, there’s so much action you have to have to train the player about mechanics. You have to have more violence and more spectacle to some degree than you would need on a TV show because you don’t need to train people on how to use a gun. So that’s something that’s been really different, and HBO’S been great in pushing us to move away from hardcore action and focus more on the drama of the character. Some of my favorite episodes so far have deviated greatly from the story, and I can’t wait for people to see them.”
Since he doesn’t want to spoil others for what’s about to come, he only said “[I] can’t wait for people to see what we saw in the people we’ve brought together,” It will be very exciting to see how well they will do at the end of the day.