The Last of Us TV series in development

The search for a cast is currently underway. 

A TV adaptation of the critically-acclaimed 2013 Playstation game The Last of Us is in development at HBO. 

The announcement came on Thursday via the broadcaster’s official Twitter account alongside a clip of the symbol of an in-game militia known as the Fireflies. 

Chernobyl creator Craig Manzin will team up with Neil Druckmann, writer and co-director of the game and its upcoming sequel, to write and executive produce the show. 

It’ll cover the events of the game which is set twenty years after the outbreak of a lethal fungus which transformed a large percentage of the US population into zombie-like creatures known as The Infected. 

Players control a smuggler named Joel as he escorts teenager Ellie, who’s immune to the infection, across the country in the hope of developing a cure. 

“Neil Druckmann is without question the finest storyteller working in the video game medium, and The Last of Us is his magnum opus,” said Mazin when speaking to The Hollywood Reporter.

“Getting a chance to adapt this breathtaking work of art has been a dream of mine for years, and I’m so honored to do it in partnership with Neil.”

Director Sam Raimi previously tried to adapt the game into a film, but the project stalled in 2016 after Druckmann didn’t like the direction in which it was headed. 

A release date for The Last of Us has not yet been announced. 

Source: Polygon 

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