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The Last of Us is an upcoming live-action adventure television series adaptation of the video game of the same name. It will be principally produced by Craig Mazin and Neil Druckmann for HBO.[1]

The first season will adapt the first game. Some dialogue will be lifted directly, but some episodes will "deviate greatly" from the game.[6]


Starring Cast


After the film adaptation for The Last of Us entered development hell for six years and subsequently cancelled, a new television series for HBO was announced on March 6, 2020. Craig Mazin, the creator of acclaimed HBO limited series Chernobyl, and Neil Druckmann, writer and creative director of the game, will executive produce the series. Evan Wells, president of Naughty Dog, and Carolyn Strauss will also be executive producers. Sony Pictures Television will co-produce the series in association with PlayStation Productions.[1]

On March 12, 2020, Druckmann announced on Twitter that The Last of Us veteran Gustavo Santaolalla will return to write the music for the series.[5]

On February 10, 2021, it was reported that Bella Ramsey was cast as Ellie in the series.[2] Pedro Pascal has also been cast as the series' Joel Miller.[7]

On April 2, 2021, it was reported that series is scheduled to start filming on July 5, 2021, and expected to wrap by June 8, 2022, in Calgary, Canada.[12]

On April 15, 2021, it was reported that Gabriel Luna was cast as Tommy Miller in the series.[8]

On May 27, 2021, it was reported that Merle Dandridge was cast as Marlene in the series, reprising her role from the game.[9]