HBO has given the go! The Last Of Us has been greenlit. The TV adaption of the award-winning and critically acclaimed video game is confirmed.

Modern civilisation has fallen after an outbreak of a mutant Cordyceps fungus ravages the United States, transforming its human hosts into aggressive creatures known as the Infected. Twenty years later Joel, a hardened survivor, accepts a mission to smuggle a fourteen-year-old girl named Ellie out of the quarantine zone. Their journey together becomes a fight for survival.

Joel and Ellie

There is some serious talent here. Chernobyl showrunner Craig Mazin is behind the adaption with Game of Thrones producer Carolyn Strauss and the game’s writer and creative director Neil Druckmann also on board.

HBO and Sony Pictures TV are co-financing with input from PlayStation Productions, Word Games and the original game developer Naughty Dog.

The series was first floated as an idea back in March but now things can officially start.