With less than a few days left until the release of “The Last of Us” series, more news see the light of day.
Ever since the first previews of the film adaptation of one of the world’s most popular role-playing games appeared, die-hard fans have really gotten excited. Now that the series premiere from HBO is only a few days away, the tension is rising again.
From the very beginning, fans have wondered how different the series will be from the game. Will the directors set their sights on faithfully recreating the storyline, or do they have a different idea for the series? Now it’s clear what to look forward to.
The Last of Us on HBO – how similar is it to the game?
Last month, a video was added to the series’ main social media profiles to show fans how similar the series adaptation will be to the original. For many people, this will be really positive news, because it looks like the differences are… really negligible, and the series gives the impression of actually being a game. This is positive news for all lovers of the universe.
What’s more, one of the game’s main developers said in a recent interview with The Hollywood Reporter that the series has no room for additional stories that deviate from reality.
We have no plans to tell any stories beyond adapting the games – Neil Druckmann for The Hollywood Reporter
The words were confirmed by the main producer of the series – Craig Mazin – adding that the series will be completely sufficient and there will be no time in it for additional scripts.
I don’t have any interest in a spinning-plates-go-on-forever show. When it becomes a perpetual motion machine. It just can’t help but get kind of…stupid.”
The creators emphasize that during the filming of The Last of Us, they wanted to ensure that the series did not become another “Game of Thrones,” which, as is well known, at some point began to diverge very strongly from the series of books written by George R. R. Martin.