The Last of Us will have its own HBO series. It will be a striking experiment since no video game has received a series of this magnitude and budget. With the exception of some animated series like Castlevania, video games have not had much luck in the world of television. However, the TLOU case has a lot of potentials, as much of the game is just conversations and monologues. In this way, the director of the series has commented that he will look for ways to improve the original experience.
Mazin was part of an interview with BBC Radio 5. He commented on what he seeks to do with the expected series of The Last of Us. According to Mazin:
“Fans of something worry when the property is licensed to someone else, people who may not understand it or plan to change it. In this case, I’m doing it with the guy who created it, so the changes we have planned are designed to fill holes and expand, not undo, but improve. ”
There are many ways this story can be improved. One of the most talked about flaws in TLOU is how each black or African American character has to die or have a fatal destiny. Perhaps giving these characters more development time could improve the representation of the property. We will see what happens with this striking series, which is still in production.