News TV | Written by Andrew Pollard 09/06/2020

CHERNOBYL’s Johan Renck to Direct THE LAST OF US Pilot

It was only three months ago that we saw a The Last of Us TV series announced – which feels like forever ago, in the current climate – and now comes an update on this show.

While speaking to Discussing Film, Johan Renck has revealed that he’ll be directing the pilot episode of HBO’s The Last of Us, with the possibility that Renck may helm more episodes down the line. Johan Renck, of course, is best known for his directing work on stunning genre efforts like Bates Motel and Chernobyl.

The game’s creator Neil Druckmann is teaming with Chernobyl’s Craig Mazin to develop this series – with the current plan calling for the show to mirror the events of the iconic 2013 video game.

For those not familiar with The Last of Us, the Naughty Dog offering was set 20 years after a global pandemic has completely changed the planet. With infection still running wild, and with the grim realities of the human instinct left to run rampant, it’s a battle to stay alive for Joel and the 14-year-old Ellie who he’s been tasked with protecting.

PlayStation Productions and Sony Pictures Television are teaming on this The Last of Us show.

Coincidentally, the hugely anticipated The Last of Us Part II is set to hit PlayStation 4 on June 19th.

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