The Last of Us being a TV series makes sure to bring in a great deal of attention and also begin just as much conversation as it broadcasts.
The well received video game, specifically in its follow up, has received universal praise from many critics but also stirred up some drama not in its violence or apocalyptic settings but in character selections and shocking endings through a pair of games. As the Naughtydog game gets ready to debut on HBO, the team behind the series promises they will be keeping the story of Ellie and Joel the same as players know it and will only be broading upon elements which the game did not, rather than modifying anything.
“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,” The Last of Us series writer Mazin explained to IGN. “In this case, I’m doing it with the guy who did it, and so the changes that we’re making are designed to fill things out and expand, not to undo, but rather to enhance.” Mazin is working with The Last of Us video game’s writer and director Neil Druckmann on the series.
As the series comes to life, it will certainly reformat elements of the game to fit television audiences. “We’re creating anew and we’re also reimagining what is already there to present a different format,” Mazin said. “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!”
Offered the reactions to The Last of Us Part II and also the events which take place in its initial number of hrs, the uproar when such moments get to a mainstream audience by means of the HBO series is going to be rather a moment in pop culture history. The ending of the initial game will additionally be interesting to see play out, as the primary lead character Joel selected to shoot his way out of a healthcare facility as a way to save Ellie’s life, ultimately lying to her by informing her individuals at hospital could not locate a cure based upon her resistance to the world’s infection.