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Naughty Dog Announces HD Remake of Upcoming ‘The Last of Us’ TV Series

SANTA MONICA, Calif. — Naughty Dog has confirmed that they are in development on a full HD remake of the still-unreleased The Last of Us television series, with both the original and remastered series scheduled to hit HBO later this year and five years from now, respectively.

“We’re confident that the original Last of Us show is going to be iconic, so we’re already planning for the future remake of the show that we’re planning on doing farther down the line,” said Naughty Dog creative director Neil Druckmann. “We’ve learned a ton from remaking the first game, and we’re excited to create the definitive version of the adapted television version of the story that everyone loved — I mean, will love, next year when it comes out for the first time.”

Druckmann emphasized that the eventual remake would make no conflicting creative choices compared to the more imminent first version of the HBO series, instead focusing on using the most current CGI technology available five years from now to keep up with the expectations of audiences in 2027.

“Already assuming that Pedro Pascal gave an incredible performance as Joel in the current version of the show we’re still editing together, so we’ll want to preserve the spirit of that performance with whoever we replace Pedro with or else the diehard fans will never forgive us,” Druckmann explained. “So we’re going to have the new say the same exact lines in the same exact way, with the same exact facial expressions, plus, most importantly, newer cameras and microphones that are just a teensy bit better than the crummy ones they had on set the first time around.”

Fans of the yet-to-debut HBO series have not hesitated to express their excitement for this future updated version of one of their hypothetically favorite shows.

“I can’t believe we’re finally getting promised a remake of The Last of Us on HBO!” one fan, Regina Esparza, joyously exclaimed when interviewed. “I wonder if they’ll make an announcement about a movie adaptation soon, too? Or maybe even a pair of movies? I just love when game studios announce things!”

At press time, Naughty Dog also confirmed that they will begin production on a second season of the remake, just as soon as HBO greenlights a second season of the original.