Earlier this 12 months, PlayStation Productions introduced plans to develop a TV adaptation of The Last of Us with HBO. Chernobyl creator Craig Mazin will government produce the sequence, together with TLoU co-creator Neil Druckmann. Since the present’s announcement earlier this 12 months, few updates have surfaced. However, Mazin lately spoke about the present briefly, noting the artistic staff’s intention to “enhance” the narrative, versus undoing it.
In an interview with BBC Radio 5, Mazin mentioned his and Druckmann’s want to “expand” upon the supply materials.
I believe followers of one thing fear that, when the property will get licenced to another person, these folks don’t actually perceive it, or are going to vary it. In this case, I’m doing it with the man who did it, and so the modifications that we’re making are designed to fill issues out and broaden, to not undo, however reasonably to reinforce.
Despite these intentions, Mazin did specific nervousness about doubtlessly disappointing followers who’ve a robust emotional connection to the franchise’s first entry. He advised BBC,
We’re creating anew and we’re additionally reimagining what’s already there to current a special format. It’s type of a dream come true for me. I’m a little bit bit scared as a result of so much of feelings related to this recreation are reasonably intense. I believe I’m most likely going to go cover in a bunker for some time as a result of you possibly can’t make everybody completely happy!
Again, particulars are scarce for the time being, although a choose few items of info have dropped piecemeal since the authentic announcement. Chernobyl Director Johan Renck will function an government producer on the present. Renck additionally signed on to direct at the very least the pilot episode. In addition, Gustavo Santaolalla, the composer behind TLoU and Part II, will lend his talents to the TV series, as effectively.