With the pilot now nearing production, The Last of Us director has been picked so shooting can begin.
The upcoming HBO series is the first TV show from the newly formed PlayStation Productions.
Based on the groundbreaking and smash-hit game of the same name, the new show is expected next year.
Johan Renck, director of the critically acclaimed Chernobyl will be directing at least the pilot of the new show.
Chernobyl was recently nominated for fourteen BAFTAs and is expected to win most of them.
The writer of Chernobyl, Craig Mazin is also involved in the writing of The Last of Us.
The game’s director, Neil Druckman is also on board for the production as well as many of the game’s artistic crew.
The Last of Us is a story-driven action game set in the aftermath of a viral apocalypse that has transformed many humans into hideous fungal creatures.
The main story dynamic focuses on a survivor named Joel and a teen girl named Ellie whom Joel is escorting to safety across a destroyed United States.
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The game itself won many accolades, most notably for its story and was a hit with gamers and critics alike.
A sequel to the Last of Us is set for release in a couple of weeks and has already set the internet on fire due to a series of public leaks.
The leaks have divided fans over how the story and gameplay supposedly play out.
That being said, recent pre-orders for the game have broken records in some countries.
The Last of Us Part 2 is centered around Ellie and her uncomfortable formative teen years as she discovers her own identity and indeed her sexuality.
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From trailers shown, the sequel looks rather violent and it appears that there are far worse people out there than the infected.
Although the TV show is expected next year, this is subject to change given the current Coronavirus issue.
The Last of Us Part 2 is available on June 19.
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