The Last of Us series is looking to start production soon, and with that, some directors are needed. Variety is now reporting that Jasmila Žbanić, director of the Oscar-nominated Quo vadis, Aida (our interview with her can be found here), and Ali Abbasi, who directed Border, also an Oscar-nominated film, would helm the series.
This news already adds to the excitement of its previously announced cast with Pedro Pascal, Bella Ramsey, and Gabriel Luna playing Joel, Ellie and Tommy respectively. Craig Mazin of Chernobyl and Neil Druckmann, who was the creative director of The Last of Us video games will be overseeing the project, likely gearing up for a 2022 release date. More information to likely come soon, closer to the series’ production start.