Gustavo Santaolalla joins the project.
Neil Druckmann and Gustavo Santaolalla

The Last of Us is remembered for a lot of things: The fantastic story, the game design, and the acting and voicework are a few that immediately come to mind. There is one more piece of the puzzle that really made The Last of Us something special. I am of course referring to the phenomenal soundtrack from Academy Award winning musician Gustavo Santaolalla. Those who have played through the game know just how well the music both compliments and elevates the entire experience. Without those familiar Santaolalla tunes, I feel as though the lasting impact from the game would have been much more subdued. I won't go so far as to say that the music made the game, but it certainly helped it quite a bit.

Recently, it was announced that The Last of Us would be turned into a new show on HBO. It already has the markings of possibly being a great show with the likes of Craig Mazin (Chernobyl) teaming up with Naughty Dog's Neil Druckmann, Sony Pictures Television, and HBO. As luck would have it, a late addition to the team was announced today. Gustavo Santaolalla is confirmed to be attached to The Last of Us HBO project.

This news was made on the evening of March 11th courtesy of a tweet sent out by Neil Druckmann.

I don't know about you, but I'm certainly starting to come on board with the idea of this HBO show. In case you needed a little reminder about Santaolalla's work on The Last of Us, here are a couple of the more immediately recognizable tracks from the first game. Also included is a look at "The Music of The Last of Us" that Sony uploaded to their YouTube channel back in May of 2013.