The creators of HBO’s adaptation of The Last Of Us say the series will make a future playthrough of the source material even “richer”, after receiving feedback from those who’ve watched the series already. Game creator and director Neil Druckmann and co-writer Craig Mazin, best known for his work on the sleeper hit Chernobyl, joined the show’s cast and crew including Pedro Pascal, Bella Ramsey, and Gabriel Luna at CCXP in Sao Paulo to talk about the upcoming adaptation.

“It’s about the journey. It’s entirely about the journey,” Mazin said in a video shared on Youtube by Hyper Omelete. “I have played The Last of Us about 12 times. I know how it ends. I love the journey. And we promise, there will be surprises along the way. If you’ve played the game, I promise you there are things that you don’t know that are coming that will blow your mind,” Mazin explains.

Druckmann added that the series would incorporate content from the game that failed to make the final cut. “So, you’ll get to see an enrichment of these characters…It’s interesting, we’ve now talked to people who have watched the entire season and went back and played the game, and they said the game is now richer having watched the show.” We’re definitely looking forward to seeing exactly how The Last of Us will play once the show wraps. The Last Of Us will premiere on Jan. 15, 2023, and runs for nine episodes.

If you missed it, the latest trailer for the show set the scene for the apocalyptic tale, even giving us a peek at an extremely creepy ‘bloater’ zombie. The show looks very well made, and is part of a surge of high quality video game television adaptations.

Will you be tuning in to watch The Last of Us? How many times have you completed it? Let us know in the comments below, and keep your eyes on GameLuster for more gaming news.

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