According to what emerged from a recent interview by N to the microphones of IGN, on the occasion of SXSW 2021, the signed TV series HBO Max dedicated to The Last of Us it will follow the events of the first game, but will deviate from the latter for several elements. According to the words of the co-president of Naughty Dog, the first season will focus on faithfully reproducing the "philosophical basis of the story", which according to Druckmann was the most important thing to achieve, but will not pay particular attention to the outfit or some elements that characterized the in-game characters. Additionally, those who have played the PlayStation exclusive will recognize some dialogue on the show, albeit most of the episodes will evolve very differently than the videogame. Here is what was reported:
For example, there is so much action in the game that you need to provide the player with a tutorial to explain the game mechanics to him. You have to create more violence and more spectacularity than what happens on a TV show, since in this case you don't need to train people on how to use a gun. So it's something that was really different, and HBO was fantastic in pushing us to move away from hardcore action and focus more on the character drama. Some of my favorite episodes so far have deviated greatly from the story and I can't wait for people to see them.
Waiting to find out more details on the new branded TV series HBO Max and dedicated to the famous IP videogame of N, still without an official release date on the streaming platform of WarnerMedia Entertainment, we point out that in recent months the production of the show has been entrusted to Kantemir balagov (who recently worked on "The autumn girl", A film nominated for the 2019 Oscars for Best International Film, and"Tesnota“, Drama centered on the kidnapping of a young couple and the consequent ransom) and it has been confirmed that Pedro Pascal will play Joel Miller in The Last of Us, while Beautiful Ramsey will be Ellie.