Earlier this year it was announced that Naughty Dog’s The Last of Us would be getting a television series adaptation, courtesy of HBO.
The show already has some star-studded names on board, including the game’s director and writer, Neil Druckmann, and Craig Mazin, who spearheaded HBO’s mega-successful mini-series, Chernobyl. Druckmann will be co-writing and producing the show, while Mazin will also be writing and serving as executive producer.
Despite the worldwide lockdown, it appears as though conversations on the series are still moving forward, with a director secured for at least the first episode of the show.
It’s now being reported that the pilot episode of The Last of Us has secured itself a director in Johan Renck, whose previous directorial work includes Bates Motel and Chernobyl.
In an interview with Discussing Film, Renck said the following: “I’m an executive producer on it and attached to it. It’s an ongoing TV series. So that’s not something that I will be able to take on to that extent, but I’m part of that series and I will be directing at least the pilot. Then we’ll see how it goes on further.”
We have no idea when we might expect more news on the show, but with The Last of Us Part 2 launching in a matter of days, we’re getting our fill for the time being. The game takes place five years after the events of the first title, and will focus on Ellie’s quest for revenge.
We’ll be sharing our review of the game on June 12, but for now, you can find out our initial thoughts on the title in our preview here.
The Last of Us Part 2 launches on June 19, exclusively on PlayStation 4.
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