The Last of Us is one of the most popular series for modern PlayStation gamers. It comes as no surprise then, that a TV series is in the works. HBO are collaborating with the newly formed PlayStation Productions on just that. Now the pair has signed a director for the series based on The Last of Us.

Johan Renck, director of the critically acclaimed Chernobyl, will be at the helm for the pilot. There’s no confirmation of how many episodes Renck will be tackling, nor how many will be in the series.

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The writer of Chernobyl, Craig Mazin is also involved in the writing of The Last of Us. The game’s composer, Gustavo Santaolalla, and director Neil Druckman are also involved in the The Last of Us TV series’ artistic direction.

“It’s an ongoing TV series. So that’s not something that I will be able to take on to that extent, but I’m part of that series and I will be directing at least the pilot. Then we’ll see how it goes on further. I mean, both Craig [Mazin] and I, we are working with each other again and we will work with each other on other things because we like each other.”

Johan Recnk, Discussing Film

There’s not yet any information regarding a potential air date for the The Last of Us TV series. As principle photography has yet to even begin, don’t expect it any time soon.

The Last of Us 2 screenshot

Other adaptations planned by PlayStation Productions include a movie version of the popular Uncharted series.

Meanwhile, the highly anticipated The Last of Us Part II will launch exclusively for PlayStation 4 on 19th June 2020. There’s a lot of things you need to know before then. As such Chit Hot has prepared a list of five of the most important changes from the first The Last of Us game.