THE LAST OF US Live-Action Series Producer Reveals That They Will Enhance The Original Story

THE LAST OF US Live-Action Series Producer Reveals That They Will Enhance The Original Story

HBO's Craig Mazin, producer for the upcoming live-action series based on The Last of Us, has revealed that the show will give fans an enhanced version of the story they already know and love.

In March of this year, it was revealed that Chernobyl series creator Craig Mazin would be teaming up with Naughty Dog's Neil Druckmann in order to produce a live-action adaptation of the popular The Last of Us series of video games, and that this new show would be airing on HBO.

The Last of Us live-action series finally found its director in Johan Renck, who is the same person that directed all five episodes in the popular, and critically acclaimed Chernobyl miniseries — so there are already quite a few reasons to get excited for this series based on Naughty Dog's beloved series.

Today we have even more good news about the upcoming live-action project, as Craig Mazin himself has revealed that The Last of Us show will be enhancing the story that fans already know and love, and that they will not be taking stuff out, or going out of their way in order to drastically make changes; reassuring fans that they are doing their best to give them what they want to see.

"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. 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," revealed Mazin during the latest episode of BBC's Must Watch.

"We're creating anew and we're also reimagining what is already there to present a different forma. 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 concluded.

As mentioned above, Writer Craig Mazin and Director Johan Renck are working closely with The Last of Us and The Last of Us Part II Director Neil Druckmann, so fans can rest assure that changes done to the live-action adaptation will, more than likely, be exactly what Druckmann intends to do with the series.

This, however, can also raise some red flags, since the decisions Druckmann made in The Last of Us Part II have been heavily criticised by fans of the original video game, and Mazin's comments about not being able to make everyone happy can be somewhat concerning; we don't know how much Druckmann himself wants changed.

We'll just have to patiently wait and see what Mazin, Renck, and Druckmann do with the live-adaptation of The Last of Us. Whatever the case, it will give fans a lot to talk about once it finally releases; for better or worse.

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