Druckmann on The Last of Us: "There's More Story to Tell"

The HBO show won't run out of material like Game of Thrones.

HBO's The Last of Us show is almost there, with fans getting more excited the closer it is to the premiere. While the details are kept a secret, The Hollywood Reporter revealed that fans should expect "some radical changes to the game’s story" that can shock them. But don't worry – the show is still faithful to the original material and won't go overboard. 

What some people were worried about is the pacing of the series, but according to the article, the debut season will cover the first game entirely, and the second will capture the action of The Last of Us Part II.

Such structure makes the creators sure they won't share the fate of Game of Thrones when the showrunners were so prolific they ran out of George R.R. Martin’s source material and had to come up with a story not yet written.

“We have no plans to tell any stories beyond adapting the games,” Naughty Dog's Co-President Neil Druckmann said. “We won’t run into the same issue as Game of Thrones since Part II doesn’t end on a cliffhanger.”

Part II doesn't, but what about the rumored Part III? While Druckmann didn't reveal if it is coming, he said: "I think there’s more story to tell." So we might see a new game in the franchise one day in the future, especially if the show is a success.

But for now, Naughty Dog has its hands full with the launch of The Last of Us Part I on PC in March and the multiplayer project set in the universe.

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