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Having confirmed his chops with a real-world apocalypse (properly, near-apocalypse), HBO has tapped Chernobyl creator Craig Mazin to develop an adaptation of The Final Of Us, Naughty Canine’s critically acclaimed PlayStation recreation a few fungus-based zombie apocalypse and the cranky dude and plucky lady who should work collectively to outlive. Additionally, there’s a giant second with giraffes.

This comes from The Hollywood Reporter, which says Neil Druckmann—the sport’s author and inventive director—is “additionally concerned” and can “work with Mazin to pen and government produce” the collection, so at the least one man who really labored on the sport will likely be carefully concerned in making this present. (The plan is for this to be a restricted collection like Chernobyl.) The mission can be coming from Sony’s newly fashioned PlayStation Productions label, so the writer can be protecting an in depth eye on this one. There won’t be a lot want for Sony to fret, although, seeing as how Mazin received an Emmy for writing Chernobyl and he stated in an announcement that Druckmann is “with out query the best storyteller working within the online game medium.” After all, online game diversifications are inclined to both be horrible or caught in growth hell perpetually, so there are nonetheless just a few issues to fret about.

THR says the plot of the collection will cowl the occasions of the primary recreation, which we partially spoiled up there with that reference to giraffes, however there will likely be a “risk” for “extra content material” that units up the plot of the upcoming, long-delayed sequel. The sport will be obtainable on Could 29, supposedly, however we’d assume that the TV present will air a lot later than that if it’s simply beginning growth now. Additionally, hopefully any individual at HBO is growing a time machine so younger Ellen Web page can star on this, as a result of we’re unsure who else might play Ellie.