The Last of Us Part 2 is being prepped for launch in the coming months. However, Sony Pictures and PlayStation Productions are also working with HBO to adapt The Last of Us into a TV series. Neil Druckmann, who co-directs the second game, will be onboard but another talent is also joining: composer Gustavo Santaolalla.
Druckmann confirmed the news on Twitter today, noting that Santaolalla would be “joining us” to bring the TV show to life after “lending his incredible musical talent to The Last of Us Part 2.” It’s safe to assume to Santaolalla will be coming the music. Though known for his impactful work on The Last of Us 1 and 2, he also has an illustrious background composing for films like Babel, The Insider, 21 Grams, The Motorcycle Diaries and much more.
There’s no premiere date for the TV series yet, though we know that Druckmann will be serving as writer and producer while Craig Mazin of Chernobyl fame will be working with him. Stay tuned for more details in the meantime. As for The Last of Us Part 2, it’s currently slated to release on May 29th for PS4.
Well this is exciting! Beyond lending his incredible musical talent to The Last of Us Part II, Gustavo Santaolalla is joining us to bring over The Last of Us to HBO!
— Neil Druckmann (@Neil_Druckmann) March 11, 2020