Kantemir Balagov will direct the pilot of the series The Last of Us

Although Johan Renck was to lead the pilot first, this was a reunion between the Chernobyl Director and creator Craig Mazin, HBO, has Kantemir Balagov (Beanstalk) to direct the first episode of The last of us According to The Hollywood Reporter, the series adaptation as Renck has ended due to a planning conflict.

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Kantemir is a brilliant director who shares our love for Joel and Ellie’s journey. I am thrilled that he is joining the TloU family. https://t.co/TKJbUaff1f

– Dr. Uckmann (@Neil_Druckmann), January 15, 2021

The last of us is an action adventure survival horror video game played from a third person perspective. It was developed by Santa Monica-based video game developer Naughty Dog, who is also known for its development Uncharted Games. It was first released for PlayStation 3 in 2013 and PlayStation 4 in 2014, and immediately received critical acclaim for its narrative, gameplay, graphics, sound design, and characters.

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The game accompanies die-hard survivors Joel and Ellie, a young and capable girl, on their journey through a radically changed world. Twenty years after a Cordyceps virus-borne infectious pandemic devastated the course of humanity, these two people, brought together by chance, must make life-changing choices to survive. The last of us Explores topics such as survival, loyalty, love, and redemption on an emotionally charged post-epidemic expedition through the United States.

Due to its immense popularity, The last of us has sold over 17 million copies and won numerous awards, including several awards for Game of the Year. Almost 7 years after its inception, the video game is currently recognized as one of the best video games of all time.

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The last of us The series customization will address the events of the first game with the possibility of additional content based on the upcoming sequel to the video game. It is written down by Chernobyl Creator Mazin and Druckmann, who is the game’s writer and creative director. Mazin will co-executive produce with Carolyn Strauss, Evan Wells, President of Naughty Dog, and Asad Qizilbash and Carter Swan of PlayStation Productions. The project is a co-production with Sony Pictures Television in association with PlayStation Productions.

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