The Last of Us’ co-creators say a TV show was always ‘lurking inside the game’

Two men on a film set standing in front of a display case. Closest to the case is a man in a black hoodie, jeans, a baseball cap, and a black mask as he gestures towards something while giving the other man. The second man, standing just behind the first is wearing a mottled pair of pants, a shirt, and a face full of prosthetics to make it look like his head has been colonized by an aggressive fungal growth.
Neil Druckmann on the set of The Last of Us with an actor portraying a clicker. | Image: HBO

HBO’s The Last of Us is a faithful adaptation, but co-creator Neil Druckmann and showrunner Craig Mazin say that the game’s story was truly made for TV.

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