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Chernobyl director joins The Last of Us series

June 8th, 2020 by Marc Comments

The Last of Us TV series just took a massive step forward as it just secured a very exciting director of the pilot episode.

Chernobyl director Johan Renck has confirmed in a new interview that he’s signed on for the very high profile series based on Naughty Dog’s 2013 highly-acclaimed game.

The game’s writer/co-creator Neil Druckman is co-writing and producing the series along with Craig Mazin.

Renck said: “I’m an executive producer on it and attached to it… It’s an ongoing TV series. So that’s not something that I will be able to take on to that extent, but I’m part of that series and I will be directing at least the pilot.

“Then we’ll see how it goes on further.”

This is one a lot of people will be watching very carefully.

20 years after a pandemic has radically changed known civilization, infected humans run wild and survivors are killing each other for food, weapons; whatever they can get their hands on. Joel, a violent survivor, is hired to smuggle a 14 year-old girl, Ellie, out of an oppressive military quarantine zone, but what starts as a small job soon transforms into a brutal journey across the US.

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