The Last Of Us HBO Show Will "Expand" On The Series

Show writer Craig Mazin said The Last of Us TV show will not "undo" the series' source material.

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Chernobyl miniseries creator and The Last of Us show producer, Craig Mazin, said that the television adaptation of Naugty Dog's popular post-apocalyptic zombie franchise will "expand" on the series.

Mazin talked about The Last of Us show on BBC Radia 5 Live's Chernobyl Special, in which he discussed the delicate balancing act he faces in adapting such a widely lauded game franchise to television. He assured fans during the conversation the show will "expand" instead of "undo" the source material.

"I think fans of something worry that, when the property gets licensed to someone else, those people don't really understand it, or are going to change it," Mazin said. "In this case, I'm doing [the series] with the guy who [created the game], and so the changes that we're making are designed to fill things out and expand, not to undo, but rather to enhance [the source material].

"We're creating anew and we're also reimagining what is already there to present a different format," Mazin continued. It's kind of a dream come true for me. I'm a little bit scared because a lot of emotions connected to this game are rather intense. I think I'm probably going to go hide in a bunker for a while because you can't make everyone happy."

Mazin has previously professed his love for The Last of Us. A tweet ranking his favorite video games of all time saw 2013's The Last of Us in his number one spot. And as a fan of the series and of Ellie as a character, Mazin also confirmed that the protagonist's sexuality will remain unchanged in the HBO show.

While casting announcements have not been confirmed as of yet, the series has landed Vikings director and fellow Chernobyl cohort Johan Renck to direct the pilot episode. And Joel voice actor Troy Baker revealed who he thinks should play the gruff father figure.

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""Show writer Craig Mazin said The Last of Us TV show will not "undo" the series' source material.""

part two will instead !!!!! !!!!! !!!!!!!

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At least it's HBO, the best TV show network

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I mean, it would be hard to make the second half's story worse...

Maybe he should take some liberties and expand on it.

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When hollywood takes a game and turns it into a movie show type thing it usually doesn't work well... Sometimes it's totally trash lol. Good luck last of us tv...

I don't have much faith. What makes last of us part 1 and 2 so great is neil working super closely with their very talented actors and careful story telling that they had years to create. With a show you got less time and gotta work with a whole new cast of characters I imagine. Meaning that our heros from the games wont really be a thing in this show. Sounds like a fear the walking dead type situation and that sounds like it will suuuck lol. We'll see though...

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@goldenageplayer: ""What makes last of us part 1 so great""- fixed it for you

(sorry - bad joke - couldnt but should have resists)

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