Everyone is excited for The Last of Us Part II to come out this May, and it’s probably the best time for HBO to announce their next project with Chernobyl showrunner Craig Mazin.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Mazin had been hired to develop a Last of Us series for HBO. What’s more, they’ve brought in game director Neil Druckmann to help Mazin on the show.
If you’ve watched enough movies, you’ll know that video game-based films don’t really pan out, but it would certainly be a different case when it comes to a full series. What’s more, having Druckmann involves should give us a more faithful story to the source material, and will give other non-gaming fans a look into the world of Joel and Ellie.
I have to say, I’m really excited for the show. Chernobyl was amazingly bleak, and Mazin seems to be the perfect choice to develop something like The Last of Us for television. We don’t know much about his decisions for the show, but I would prefer if they didn’t just adapt the story; I’d want them to develop their own story in the same world, that way fans won’t be busy comparing the game to the show, and the show will just help ‘grow’ the world of the game.
Then again, that’s just my opinion. Maybe Mazin has a great way to adapt the story for the series; let’s just hope he handles it with more care than what David Benioff and D.B. Weiss did with Game of Thrones.
No release date has been set for HBO’s The Last of Us, but Part II of the game is set to come to PS4 on May 29.