The Last Of Us Season 3: A Game Of Thrones Problem?

The Last Of Us Season 3: A Game Of Thrones Problem?

The Last of Us TV Series: A Journey Through Uncharted Territory

The Last of Us TV Series

HBO’s hit TV show, The Last of Us, is riding high on its success. But with popularity comes the pressure to keep the momentum going. In the case of Game of Thrones, trying to adapt unpublished source material left fans feeling as disappointed as a dragon without wings. Now, it seems HBO might be facing a similar challenge with The Last of Us.

When The Last of Us TV show tackled the first game’s story, everything fit together neatly like a puzzle. But turning The Last of Us Part II into television is a whole different ball game. The second game’s epic narrative offers an abundance of material for Craig Mazin and Neil Druckmann to work with. Maybe they’ll even be able to stretch it to two or three seasons, purely for our viewing pleasure. And who can blame them? After all, we’re itching for more after Ellie’s intense quest for revenge against Abby.

But what comes next? HBO will undoubtedly want to know what’s in store once they’ve milked The Last of Us Part II for all it’s worth. The problem is, The Last of Us Part III is still somewhere in the depths of game development. This means Druckmann and Mazin will have to create a rough story outline, much like Benioff and Weiss did when they adapted Martin’s unfinished novels for Game of Thrones. Talk about sailing into uncharted waters!

Ellie in The Last of Us Part II

Speaking of Game of Thrones, the final seasons were adapted from Martin’s rough story outlines, which took the show into unexplored territories. HBO is known for wanting to maximize the success of their blockbuster shows, but in doing so, they stumbled upon a dragon-sized challenge. Stretching a mere list of plot beats into a grandiose narrative proved to be their downfall.

Now, HBO has set its sights on making The Last of Us their next big hit, much like they did with Game of Thrones. The catch is, there’s only one more game to adapt. With no official announcement for The Last of Us Part III, the network is in a waiting game. Will they explore Abby and Lev’s journey to Santa Barbara to reunite with the Fireflies? Or will they follow Ellie as she embarks on her own lone wolf adventures, meeting new characters along the way? The possibilities are as limitless as a video game world.

Ironically, Neil Druckmann, the co-showrunner of The Last of Us, might find himself too busy working on the TV series to delve into the third game. It’s almost as if George R.R. Martin himself was running Game of Thrones. Thankfully, Druckmann’s dual role as the creator of the franchise gives the series an edge. Unlike Game of Thrones, where the showrunners were just fans of the source material, The Last of Us will continue to be driven by Druckmann and his own storytelling vision.

So, strap in and get ready for a ride into the unknown. With Druckmann at the helm, The Last of Us TV series has the potential to avoid the pitfalls of its fantastical predecessor. Who needs dragons when you have clickers and infected running rampant? The Last of Us is already one of the most cinematic shows on TV, and with each passing season, we can’t help but be filled with anticipation for what’s to come.

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