PlayStation Productions, a new division within Sony Interactive Entertainment designed to create television and film adaptations of the popular game franchise, is now really cooking. After the main filming of the Uncharted Movie was completed, the group officially sold the first season of the previously announced The Last of Us to HBO.
This means that a television show written by Craig Mazin and Neil Druckmann will soon be produced. Game of Thrones’ Carolyn Strauss will be executive producer with Naughty Dog Evan Wells, Sony Assad Kizil Bash and Carter Swan. The series is co-produced by Sony Pictures Television, PlayStation Productions, Word Games and Naughty Dog.
Jeff Frost, president of Sony Pictures Television Studios, said: “We’re excited to work with HBO and this amazing creative team to bring the Last of Us series to life.” PlayStation’s innovative storytelling and ingenuity naturally complements SPT’s creative focus. Our collaboration is a good example of how our “One Sony” philosophy works. We look forward to developing even more iconic game IPs in the future. “
The show follows the first game event as Joel and Erie embark on a cross-country journey across the United States in the apocalyptic world. There is no tentative release date or tentative cast selection currently announced, but I’m sure we’ll learn more about the project in the near future.