The show is being written and produced by Naughty Dog’s co-president Neil Druckmann, and Craig Mazin who was previously the writer and producer on HBO’s highly acclaimed Chernobyl.

While video game adaptations have been spotty (goodness have they ever), Mazin’s track record and Naughty Dog’s involvement certainly makes it seem as though this one is in good hands. We’ll have to see how the show actually turns out.

The series has already started filming in Canada, where it’s said to be the largest TV production ever in the country and, according to CTV, is estimated to bring in over $200 million in revenue. CBC reports that shooting will continue until next June. The series is said to last several seasons, so this could be the beginning of not only a big, but lengthy production.


While HBO has yet to announce an official air date, it seems likely the show will debut some time later next year.

In case you missed it, read Kotaku’s Last of Us review here and our Last of Us Part II review right here.