The Last Of Us – HBO release date, cast and video game it’s based on – The Sun

HBO is developing a series based on the popular post-apocalyptic video game The Last of Us, the studio and game developer Naughty Dog revealed Thursday.

The adaptation is being led by Craig Mazin, creator of HBO series Chernobyl, and Neil Druckmann, the creative director of the game.

When is The Last of Us released on HBO?

Those involved with the TV series have remained tight-lipped on when we should expect The Last of Us series to reach HBO.

However, based on the time it take to cast and produce a series, many believe it could hit TV screens by 2022.

Who's in the cast?

While the cast is yet to be announced, it will follow the lives of Joel and Ellie.

Joel is a middle-aged man who lost his family when the infection began 20 years before the events of the game.

He's since become a smuggler and has been given the task of chaperoning 14-year-old Ellie to the base of a rebel group called the Fireflies.

Things don't go according to plan as Joel learns more about Ellie and realizes how important she really is.

What is The Last of Us video game?

The TV series will cover the events of the original game.

Released in 2013, The Last of Us is a survival horror game with players following the adventure of Joel and Ellie in a post-apocalyptic US.

When is The Last of Us 2 out?

Along with adapting the first game, the series might also take bits from The Last of Us Part II, which is coming out in May.

The game sequel sees Ellie appear five years after the events of the first game, and that time difference might be tricky to juggle for the same teen actor in a TV series with a "flashback" gimmick.

What has Craig Mazin said about the adaptation?

"Neil Druckmann is without question the finest storyteller working in the video game medium, and The Last of Us is his magnum opus," Mazin said in a press release.

"Getting a chance to adapt this breathtaking work of art has been a dream of mine for years."

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