HBO announced they are producing a TV series based off the critically acclaimed Video game Last of Us. The series will be written by the creator of HBO’s Chernobyl Craig Mazin, as well as the writer and creative director of the Last of US Neil Druckmann. Sony was originally working on a movie, which was in development hell. Last of Us is one of my favorite games and one of the best games ever. The fact that people who created the game makes me confidence that the series will capture the emotions the game provided. This is better for an adaption of the game than a movie. There is so much that would have been lost in a movie. A series will allow the characters and story to fully flesh out. I hope they change and expand the story. The success of the series will lay on the relationship between Joel and Ellie since it is a big reason why the story of the game was great.
It is unclear if it will be a mini-series or have several seasons. I guess the first season will be the entire story of the first game and if it does well, they will do another season for second game. No actors are currently announced. For Joel, Hugh Jackman is popular fancast for the character. He would be a great choice for the character of Joel. Logan is a reason why he is great choice. Another good choice for Joel would be Nicolaj Colster Waldau. For Ellie, I don’t know what they are going to go for. Do they want to go with an actress in her 20s who can pass as a 14-year-old or a teenage actress? If they are going with an actress in their 20s Kaitlyn Dever would be a good choice since looks and sounds like the character. The series will be scored by the game’s composer Gustavo Santaolalla. It is great news since he provided an amazing soundtrack. It will give the series an authentic atmosphere for the setting. Some gamers say it is dumb to adapt this game because it already a movie, but this is a story that will interest people that don’t care for video games. It is also a story I am interested to see in the television medium. There is no release date announced, but it will most likely release in 2022. I am excited to see what a Last of Us series end up being.