The Last of Us to get HBO TV treatment

The Last of Us

The hugely popular action-survival horror The Last of Us will be getting a TV series courtesy of HBO.

First released in 2013, the PlayStation title received universal acclaim and is a fan favourite. It sees players take on the character Joel, a smuggler tasked with escorting the teenage Ellie across a post-apocalyptic United States.

The HBO series is being helmed by Chernobyl creator Craig Mazin and Neil Druckmann, the writer and creative director of The Last of Us. It will cover the events of the original game and may also include material from its sequel which is due out in May this year.

The series will also be overseen by PlayStation Productions, the gaming focused entertainment arm of Sony. Sony Pictures Television Studios co-president Chris Parnell confirmed that this is “the first of many shows we intend to develop with our friends at PlayStation Productions.”

At present, there is no word of a production or release date.

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