After their success with Chernobyl, Johan Renck and Craig mazin They will return to work together, now for the adaptation of the planned series by HBO of the video game "The Last of Us".
According to Variety, Renck, who achieved a Emmy Award for Best Director of a Limited Series for his work in Chernobyl, he will be in charge of directing the pilot of the show, as well as executive production.
Mazin, creator of Chernobyl, will serve as co-writer and executive producer on the adaptation along with the game's writer and CEO, Neil Druckman.
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"The Last of Us", Playstation game developed by the studio Naughty dogIt takes place twenty years after modern civilization was destroyed.
Joel, a survivor, is hired to smuggle Ellie, a 14-year-old girl, out of an oppressive quarantine zone. What starts out as a small job soon turns into a brutal and heartbreaking journey as both must go through United States and depend on each other to survive.
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The video game launched in 2013 and received praise from critics and industry fans. It was reported last year that the game has sold more than 20 million copies in total, in addition to having won numerous awards.
Carolyn Strauss will also be an executive producer alongside Evan Wells, president of Naughty dog.
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The first PlayStation Productions television series will be co-produced by Sony Pictures Television and in association with PlayStation Productions.
In the adaptation to the small screen will participate Neil Druckmann, writer and creative director of the game, plus he will also executive produce the show.
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"With Chernobyl, Craig and HBO created a tense, heartbreaking and emotional masterpiece. I couldn't think of a better partner to bring The Last of Us to television," said the developer.
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