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In news that NO-ONE saw coming it’s been confirmed that HBO and Naughty Dog will be teaming up for a The Last of Us series.

The news comes from The Hollywood Reporter, who confirms that not only is Naughty Dog director, Neil Druckmann, is on hand for the production, but so is Craig Mazin.

Mazin is best known for the phenomenal HBO series, Chernobyl, which was met with critical acclaim when it released in 2019.

Mazin, who is said to be an avid player of the game, stated, “Neil Druckmann is without question the finest storyteller working in the video game medium, and The Last of Us is his magnum opus. Getting a chance to adapt this breathtaking work of art has been a dream of mine for years, and I’m so honored to do it in partnership with Neil.”

“From the first time I sat down to talk with Craig I was equally blown away by his approach to narrative and his love and deep understanding of The Last of Us,” said Druckmann in a statement. “With Chernobyl, Craig and HBO created a tense, harrowing, emotional masterpiece. I couldn’t think of better partners to bring the story of The Last of Us to life as a television show.”

It’s confirmed that Mazin and Druckmann, Naughty Dog Vice President, will write and produce an adaptation of the game we all know and love for television. We’re not sure when to expect more news on the series, but here’s hoping it’s gonna be a good’un!

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