HBO has greenlit a series order for the upcoming TV show adaption of The Last of Us, marking the biggest step yet for the popular PlayStation series to make the jump to TV.

The upcoming show has been given a series order
HBOs upcoming TV adaptation of The Last of Us just took a big step forward in actually happening: the network has given the show a series order, with series creator Neil Druckmann working as both a writer and executive producer alongside Craig Mazin (Chernobyl).HBOs Carolyn Strauss, who executive produced both Game of Thrones and Chernobyl, will also serve as an executive producer on The Last of Us.
Per the official synopsis, the TV series seems to be adapting the first game in the series: The story takes place twenty years after modern civilization has been destroyed. Joel, a hardened survivor, is hired to smuggle Ellie, a 14-year-old girl, out of an oppressive quarantine zone. What starts as a small job soon becomes a brutal, heartbreaking journey, as they both must traverse across the U.S. and depend on each other for survival.
HBOs teaser image for the series.
Image: HBO
While the world of video game adaptions is littered with failures, a big HBO adaptation of one of the most acclaimed video game stories in recent memory complete with the original games writer and creative director on board seems like it might have a shot at actually succeeding in translating the game to television.
All that said, The Last of Us is still in the early stages, with no casting details or a release window yet, so itll likely be some time before Joe and Ellies story actually makes the jump to live action.
The Last of Us isnt the only big-budget Sony game adaptation in the works. Sonys PlayStation Productions studio is also in the middle of production on its long-awaited adaptation of the Uncharted series, which will star Tom Holland and is set to hit theaters in 2021.