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'The Last Of Us' Video Game Will Get Television Adaption at HBO

'The Last Of Us' Video Game Will Get Television Adaption at HBO

HBO has ordered a brand new series based on The Last of Us video game.

According to Variety, the live-action show takes place twenty years after modern civilization has been destroyed and centers on Joel, a hardened survivor, who is hired to smuggle Ellie, a 14-year-old girl, out of an oppressive quarantine zone.

What starts as a small job soon becomes a brutal, heartbreaking journey, as they both must traverse across the U.S. and depend on each other for survival.

Craig Mazin, who was behind the Emmy-award winning series Chernobyl, and game writer Neil Druckmann, will write and executive produce the show.

“Craig and Neil are visionaries in a league of their own,” Francesca Orsi, executive vice president of HBO Programming, shared in a statement. “With them at the helm alongside the incomparable Carolyn Strauss, this series is sure to resonate with both die-hard fans of ‘The Last of Us’ games and newcomers to this genre-defining saga. We’re delighted to partner with Naughty Dog, Word Games, Sony and PlayStation to adapt this epic, powerfully immersive story.”

The Last of Us video game was first released in 2013 and has garnered many fans. The latest iteration, The Last of Us Part II, was released in June.

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