Fans of the Naughty Dog’s epic survival horror action game franchise The Last of Us will be happy to know the upcoming TV adaptation will be as long as Game of Thrones, as The Last of Us HBO series will be 10 episodes long — with the episode count revealed by the showrunner himself!
Discussing the show in his Scriptnotes podcast with John August, Craig Mazin revealed that the show will run ten episodes — which is twice longer the episode count than his last project which was the critically acclaimed history drama series Chernobyl. Like that series, The Last of Us was given a straight-to-order series order — meaning they can work without having to screen a pilot to get the approval of the network before continuing work with the rest of the series.
As it stands, production has already begun for The Last of Us TV series — which stars Pedro Pascal and Bella Ramsey as the game protagonists Joel Miller and Ellie respectively. In fact both Pascal and Ramsey both starred in HBO’s popular Game of Thrones TV series — albeit in different seasons as as fan favorite characters Oberyn Martell and Lyanna Mormont.
We reported that The Last of Us TV series will cover the events of the first game, so a 10 episode run seems good enough to tell the story.