Comicbook.com confirmed just recently that The Last of Us movie has been cancelled. But after now hearing that today HBO announced that there will be a Last of Us TV show series, this means the tv series will in fact replace the movie.
At the time, the game’s creator Neil Druckmann was on the movie as its writer, while Sam Raimi was tapped to be the producer. While Druckmann is still attached to the new HBO series, Raimi is not. Rather, PlayStation and HBO have tapped Craig Mazin, the creator of the Chernobyl series and the writer of the upcoming Borderlands movie.
Check out the official statement from HBO below:
Look for the light. @clmazin and @Neil_Druckmann to develop the series adaptation of #TheLastOfUs, coming soon to HBO: https://t.co/z9c2h86EYw pic.twitter.com/AkT6fET4Im— HBO (@HBO) March 5, 2020
And here is the tweet from Naughty Dog confirming:
We’re so psyched to be teaming up with @HBO to create a new The Last of Us series with @Neil_Druckmann and @clmazin at the helm: https://t.co/AzjxMdjTbQ pic.twitter.com/6gFjdXtiMw— Naughty Dog (@Naughty_Dog) March 5, 2020
And other reputable sites like IGN:
A The Last of Us series is in the works at HBO from Chernobyl creator Craig Mazin and The Last of Us creative director Neil Druckmann. https://t.co/haWuZf2rP5 pic.twitter.com/V7x0QHXjHJ— IGN (@IGN) March 5, 2020
THE LAST OF US tv series in development at HBO. https://t.co/fxaGdoluY0— Geoff Keighley (@geoffkeighley) March 5, 2020
Source Credit: comicbook.com