Set to follow the events of the first game, with some alterations planned
Fresh details have emerged for HBO's highly anticipated The Last of Us TV Show, courtesy of CBC. According to the new report, production will kick off in Calgary, Canada this July, and expected to wrap up on June 8 2022.
The TV adaption of arguably Sony's biggest franchise will be pinned by acclaimed Chernobyl creator Craig Mazin, with the game's creative director Neil Druckmann set to executive produce. Pedro Pascal of Narcos and The Mandalorian fame will be stepping into the shoes of Joel, while Bella Ramsay of Game of Thrones has been picked to play Ellie.
For fans worried about the deviations to the original story planned, Mazin has this to say:
"I can't say much about it other than to say, the one anxiety that I think fans of something have is, when the property gets licensed to someone else, those people don't really understand it or are going to change it or make it stupid."
"But in this case, I'm doing it with the guy who did it, so the changes that we're making are designed to fill things out and expand. Not to undo, but rather to expand."
Frankly, we think the production is the great hands - Chernobyl was a sleeper hit of 2019 - and with Druckmann keeping a close eye on things, this may be one genre crossover that gets things right.
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