Chernobyl writer Craig Mazin is onboard with the project.
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According to The Hollywood Reporter, HBO is working with Sony and Naughty Dog to create a television series based off of The Last of Us. Craig Mazin, the creator and lead writer for the Chernobyl miniseries will team up with The Last of Us game director Neil Druckmann on this project. Former president of HBO Carolyn Strauss and president of Naughty Dog Evan Wells will serve as producers on the project. This series is a major collaboration between HBO, Sony Pictures Television, and PlayStation Productions.

The Hollywood Reporter says that the TV series will mainly focus on the events of the first game. However, they are quick to note that there is a "possibility of additional content based on the forthcoming game sequel." The sequel, The Last of Us Part II, has been in active development at Naughty Dog for quite some time now. The highly anticipated follow-up is currently scheduled to be released on May 29, 2020 for the PlayStation 4.

Both Druckmann and Mazin slathered a generous amount of praise on one another.

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."
Chernobyl recently won an Emmy for outstanding limited series. Mazin also won an Emmy for outstanding writing for Chernobyl. The five episode miniseries has received numerous other awards and high praise from viewers and critics alike.