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The Last of Us is being adapted into an HBO series

Creative director Neil Druckmann onboard as executive producer with Chernobyl creator Craig Mazin

Sony's The Last of Us is the latest gaming IP to be adapted into a TV series.

The Hollywood Reporter reports that the show is being created for HBO through a collaboration between Sony Picture Television and PlayStation Productions.

The Last of Us writer and creative director Neil Druckmann will work alongside the creator of HBO's Chernobyl, Craig Mazin, as executive producer on the new series. They will be joined by Chernobyl and Game of Thrones executive producer Carolyn Strauss and Naughty Dog president Evan Wells.

Though this is the first television series from PlayStation Productions, Sony Pictures co-president Chris Parnell said The Last of Us would be "the first of many" the two studios would create together.

"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.

"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."

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