The Last of Us HBO Adaptation Release Window Revealed

The Last of Us series will be coming to our screens but fans have yet to learn when the show will be debuting. While it’s already been made clear that the series will arrive somewhere around 2023, a more well-defined window is yet to be released.

The Last of Us series
The Last of Us series by HBO

With a statement from one of the directors who was a part of The Last of Us, we have plenty of ideas to tide us over that will keep the fans engaged.

The series doesn’t have a trailer yet, but we do have a sneak peek of what to expect.

Director Kantemir Balagov Hinted at the Premiere of The Last of Us

The Last of Us series by HBO
The upcoming series is based on the game

During an interview, director Kantemir Balagov who handled the pilot episode of The Last of Us gave us a hint on when the series will be released on HBO.

While he affirmed that the series is still in the production process, Balagov told that the series is set to release “early next year.” Not only indicating the premiere date, but he also acknowledged how critical it was for him to work on the series since the video game series that the series is based on “has a special place in my heart.”

As revealed by The Hollywood Reporter in early March 2020, the series will “cover the events of the original game… with the possibility of additional content based on the forthcoming game sequel.

The Last of Us series’ is a more definitive version of the game’s story

The Last of Us series by HBO
HBO upcoming series in 2023

“In this case, I’m doing it with [Neil Druckmann], and so the changes that we’re making are designed to fill things out and expand, not to undo, but rather to enhance.” He further added that the TV series will include a moment that will make our eyes drop though it’s not present in the game.

Series’ creative director Neil Druckmann in an interview told about the journey of adapting the game into HBO. He said, “You have to figure out how it communicates ideas or tells stories. In removing the interactivity of the story, how do you make it unique for this other medium? It’s an interesting challenge, and I think there’s a lot to learn from it… Craig had ideas about how to adapt the show, and it became intriguing to work with another creative who I admire. It just became a no-brainer and to do it under the umbrella of HBO and all their content.”

Priya Sharma
Priya Sharma

Priya Sharma is an entertainment niche content writer at Animated Times. A Journalism and Mass Communication graduate from the University of Lucknow, she holds experience in event management too. She has a healthy(?) obsession with the Hallyu culture and is also exploring anime as well. When not working, she indulges herself in binge-watching K-dramas, playing Ukulele, and trying to seek the attention of her cute buddy, Shiro.

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