The Last of Us Director Announced by PlayStation Productions

By | 08/06/2020

 

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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.

The Last of Us Part 2 Official Trailer

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 Remastered - Ellie
The Last of Us – Ellie

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 Last of Us Remastered - Joel and Ellie
The Last of Us – Ellie and Joel

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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7 thoughts on “The Last of Us Director Announced by PlayStation Productions

  1. Rick

    Wow what a game, so… real like and emotional. I haven’t played one of these action games in many years however the trailer you shared really peaked my interest to play this game. Just from the 2 trailers I just watched it’s going to be a game to remember. I never even heard of this game until I came across your blog, thanks for sharing. So Michael I take it this is the second or part 2 which means the first or part one is already out? If so when did it come out?

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    1. Michael Gore Post author

      Hi Richard.

      This is indeed the second installment.

      The Last of Us was released in 2013 for PlayStation 3 and subsequently remastered for PS4.

      Part 2 is scheduled for release on June 19 (my birthday, lol) and, like the original, is expected to be a huge success.

      You can learn more about The Last of Us Part 2 in these spoiler-free videos made by the game’s developer: https://blog.playstation.com/2020/05/13/introducing-inside-the-last-of-us-part-ii-video-series/

      Thanks for commenting,
      Michael.

      Reply
      1. Rick

        You are welcome Michael and thanks for responding to my comment and the link to check out.

        Reply
  2. Felicity

    Hello. As my son is into gaming. This is one that he has been talking about getting. Great post. Thank you for sharing.

    Reply
  3. Andy

    Hi
    And how ironic that the TV show of a story about a viral-induced apocalypse should be delayed by the Coronavirus situation. I am curious to know whether you have seen an increase in interest in online gaming since so many people have been forced to spend more time at home. The gaming sector is actually one of the strongest right now. I think there is a perception in the investing world that online gaming is addictive and more people will have now acquired a taste for it with the lock-down. Does that coincide with your experience and perception?
    Thanks
    Andy

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    1. Michael Gore Post author

      Of course, Andy.

      Many games and indeed TV shows have dealt with this concept. Resident Evil comes to mind, and what’s even creepier is that Resident Evil 8 is expected at tonight’s PS5 “Future of Gaming” event while the game’s developers have stated that Coronavirus has changed how they will deal with outbreaks in future stories.

      Gaming was already popular and I don’t believe that it has drawn in many new users, just current users who suddenly have a lot more time on their hands.

      Like anything that brings pleasure, gaming does have people who can get addicted, but this is likely due to a predisposition in the first place such as actually having an addictive personality. That being said, I never hear anyone complaining about how half the nation zombies out and watches Love Island for 8 hours a day.

      Cheers,
      Michael.

      Reply

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