The post-apocalyptic adaptation of “The Last of Us” for HBO has chosen its director.
A winning team for HBO’s “The Last of Us”
Johan Renck, the Emmy-winning director behind the popular HBO TV show “Chernobyl”, has signed to direct the first episode of the series adaptation of the action-adventure game developed by Naughty Dog.
Renck, known for his work on “Breaking Bad”, “The Walking Dead” or “Vikings”, will reunite with its HBO “Chernobyl” team, including creator Craig Mazin.
They will join forces with the game’s writer, and creative director, Neil Druckmann, to helm the project’s pilot episode.
“The Last of Us” version for HBO will also have “Game of Thrones” executive producer, Carolyn Strauss on board.
“The Last of Us”, the new post-apocalyptic thriller for HBO
Based on the 2013 survival horror adventure game published by Sony, HBO’s “The Last of Us” tells the story of a smuggler named Joel who is hired to escort a 14-year-old girl named Ellie out of an oppressive quarantine zone.
The story takes place in a post-apocalyptic United States, 20 years after modern civilization has been destroyed.
The pair has to travel across the country while defending themselves against hostile humans and hordes of cannibals.
The goal: find together a cure for a deadly pandemic.
No official date has been announced yet, but the TV series is expected to arrive on HBO by the end of 2021.
“The Last of Us: Part II”, the long-awaited sequel game developed by Naughty Dog, will be released exclusively on PS4 on June 19.