HBO is popping the hit recreation The Last of Us right into a TV collection, because the The Hollywood Reporter revealed in the present day.
The present will take inspiration from the unique recreation, which got here out for the PlayStation three again in 2013. This announcement comes as gaming has begun to turn out to be an excellent supply for TV inspiration because of hits like Castlevania and The Witcher. The Last of Us grew to become an enormous hit with its story a few grieving father escorting a teenage lady throughout a post-apocalyptic America crammed with scavengers and zombie-like creatures. It gained a number of Game of the Year awards and bought over 17 million copies.
The recreation is getting a sequel this yr. The Last of Us Part II is coming to PlayStation four on May 29.
Neil Druckmann, director for each video games, is engaged on the present as an government producer. Craig Mazin is becoming a member of him; he’s the creator of the HBO 2019 miniseries Chernobyl.
Naughty Dog is the developer behind The Last of Us. Another certainly one of its franchises, Uncharted, has been in growth for a movement image adaption for years. Right now, Tom Holland, Mark Wahlberg, and Antonio Banderas are set to star.
Games invade TV
Video video games diversifications have flooded the large display screen for years and have discovered little success. However, TV is wanting prefer it may very well be a extra appropriate house for the character-filled tales from gaming.
Netflix has turned Castlevania into a success animated collection, with its third season debuting in the present day. Netflix additionally discovered a ton of success by making a live-action present primarily based on The Witcher. And whereas The Witcher began as a collection of novels, the franchise is most identified exterior of its house nation of Poland for its role-playing video games.
If The Last of Us is a success on TV, we must always anticipate to see many extra video video games invade tv.