The next HBO series The Last of Us it will likely be one of the biggest TV adaptations in gaming history, and the network intends to exploit it as much as possible.
The governor of the state of Alberta, Jason Kenny, has curiously released some particular details about the production of the series The Last of Us currently in progress. The series stems from the agreement between Sony, PlayStation Productions and HBO, and will take care of adapting the 2013 Naughty Dog masterpiece originally released on PS3 to the small screen.
Kenny let slip that the estimated budget for this first year of shooting amounts to approx 200 million dollars, and it is no coincidence that we are talking about a first year of shooting. In fact, according to reports, HBO expects a total of well 8 seasons for the show The Last of Us.
It will be interesting now to understand which direction the series will turn after the first season.
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Previously, in fact, Neil Druckmann had indicated that the TV adaptation would simply follow the events of the game, with the first season covering the first chapter of the series.. That said, Druckmann also said the series would take some creative liberties. Here you can read more details.
The Last of Us of HBO will be directed by Ali Abbasi and written by Neil Druckmann and Craig Mazin, screenwriter of Chernobyl. The cast of the show includes Pedro Pascal as Joel, Bella Ramsey as Ellie Gabriel Luna as Tommy, Anna Torv as Tess, Merle Dandrige as Marlene and Nico Parker as Joel’s daughter Sarah.
The debut of the first season is set for 2022.
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