The new series, which is written by both Craig Mazin of Chernobyl and The Last of Us director Neil Druckmann, will adapt the game into an episodic television format. While the series aimed to introduce the story of Joel and Ellie's journey to a new audience, it also aims to appeal to fans of the game. This is a new opportunity to revisit material that Naughty Dog envisioned but which finally had to go through the long and difficult process of creating the 2013 game, as Mazin explained in an interview with BBC must watch .
"Neil, at one point he was like, 'You know, there's one thing we were talking aboutfor a while, then he told me what it was, and I was like, GONK! OK, jaw is fine, "said Mazin, laughing. " We have to do it. You can't stop me from doing this, you will have to shoot me to stop me from doing it, so we do.
"And there are quite a few things like that, where it's not as we just decided, wouldn't it be cool if Joel and Ellie got on their bikes and faced a motorcycle gang? not what we do. There is no episodic nonsense here. It is all very well organized, but the things that are new and improve the storyline that we do are organically connected and serious which I think fans of the game and newcomers alike will appreciate. "
As to when we can experience these latest lost st ory beats, Craig Mazin felt we should we expect the series to debut in 2096. He was kidding - "youSee it as soon as it is done, I promise you "- but he said they 're currently being written, as production is still severely limited by COVID-19 travel locks.
Mazin explained how The HBO series will enrich the story of The Last of Us in the same interview.