HBO's The Last Of Us TV Adaptation Gets A New Director

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The Last of Us TV show adaptation being undertaken by HBO lost its original director, Chernobyl’s Johan Renck, back in November. Now, though, the series has found someone new to helm the episodes.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Kantemir Balagov has been hired to direct the series. This will be the first TV series for the Russian director, best known for the 2019 film Beanpole, which earned him some acclaim at the Cannes film festival. Balagov will work with writer and executive producer Craig Mazin, as well as creative director of the game Neil Druckmann, who will also serve as a writer on the show.

Based on what we know so far, the series looks to be set surrounding the events of the first game in the video game franchise. A description released by WarnerMedia reads, “The story takes place twenty years after modern civilization has been destroyed. Joel, a hardened survivor, is hired to smuggle Ellie, a 14-year-old girl, out of an oppressive quarantine zone. What starts as a small job soon becomes a brutal, heartbreaking journey, as they both must traverse across the U.S. and depend on each other for survival.”

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