The Last of Us series is getting closer to reality every day. The beloved video game is being transformed into a series of live action, and has now taken Johan Renck (Chernobyl) for the pilot.
The Emmy-winning director of Chernobyl will be directing the pilot episode of HBO, according to The Hollywood Reporter. His previous credits as a director include episodes of Breaking Bad, Vikings, The Walking Dead and David Bowie's music videos for "Lazarus" and "Blackstar" - probably two of Bowie's best throughout his career.
Renck is not the only person from Chernobyl working on the TV series Last of Us. In March, it was revealed that Craig Mazin will be writing and producing the TV series. Mazin held the same positions at Chernobyl. The game's creator, Neil Druckmann, will join the duo to write and produce the series' executive.
Fans have high hopes for the series, as well as some demands, such as keeping Ellie's sexuality equal to that of the game. In March, Mazin said on Twitter that Ellie would be gay in HBO's The Last of Us series.