Naughty Dog's The Last of Us does a very fantastic job of doing exactly that when it comes to storytelling in sports. However, if you've been curious about what the story would look like if it was made as a TV show or movie, you'll be interested in learning that HBO recently ordered a franchise-based TV series.
The series will feature creative director Neil Druckmann of The Last of Us and writer Craig Mazin of Chernobyl, with Druckmann also serving as the executive producer alongside Cheryl Strauss, who was behind shows such as Chernobyl and Game of Thrones, and Evan Wells, president of Naughty Dog, as well as Asad Qizilbash and Carter Swan Productions.
Craig and Neil are visionaries in a league of their own, according to HBO's executive vice president of programming, Francesca Ori. This series is sure to resonate with both die-hard fans of The Last of Us' games and newcomers to this genre-defining saga, with them at the helm alongside the incomparable Carolyn Strauss. To adapt this epic, powerfully immersive tale, we are pleased to partner with Naughty Dog, Word Games, Sony, and PlayStation.'
Seeing how this series turns out is going to be fascinating. So far, games that have been adapted to TV shows and movies have not really done all that well, but considering that famous TV shows and movies have used the survival/zombie/horror genre several times in the past, maybe this is a series that will end up doing pretty well. There is actually no timeline for the release of the series at the moment, so it may be a while before we get to see it.