The Last of Us composer Gustavo Santaolalla will also provide the score for HBO’s television adaptation of the video game.
Last week, HBO announced that it is developing a series based on The Last of Us with Chernobyl creator Craig Mazin and creative director Neil Druckmann. The acclaimed video game on which the series is based featured a memorable score by composer Gustavo Santaolalla and now the maestro is set to pen the music for HBO’s adaptation as well.
Neil Druckmann announced that Gustavo Santaolalla would be joining the creative team on HBO’s The Last of Us in a Twitter post, which noted that the composer will return for the video game’s sequel as well. In addition to his work on the video game series, Gustavo Santaolalla is also known for composing the Academy Award-winning scores of Brokeback Mountain and Babel.
You can read Neil Druckmann’s post below.
Well this is exciting! Beyond lending his incredible musical talent to The Last of Us Part II, Gustavo Santaolalla is joining us to bring over The Last of Us to HBO!
— Dr. Uckmann (@Neil_Druckmann) March 11, 2020
Chernobyl creator Craig Mazin and Neil Druckmann will pen and executive the series. The HBO adaptation will be a co-production with Sony Pictures Television and in association with PlayStation Productions. Carolyn Strauss and Naughty Dog president Evan Wells also serve as executive producers.
The Last of Us centers on the relationship between a smuggler named Joel and 14-year-old Ellie, the latter of whom may be the key to curing the deadly pandemic that resulted in the post-apocalypse world of the game. Hired to smuggle Ellie out of a quarantine zone, Joel finds himself relying on the teenage girl just as much as she relies on him as they fight to survive on their journey across the United States. The HBO adaptation will cover the events of the first game, with the upcoming sequel titled potentially serving as the basis for additional content.
Stay tuned to Heroic Hollywood for the latest news on HBO’s adaptation as it develops!