Neil Druckmann Shares Why The Last of Us Stands Out Among Other Zombie Shows

The Last of Us showrunners Neil Druckmann and Craig Mazin have certainly proven themselves to be quite adept in adapting the Naughty Dog game into an HBO series as the show’s premiere episode came in at second highest viewership on the streaming site, with The Last of Us Episode 2 beating its previous release. Druckmann shares one key detail on why the show succeeds in standing out among other zombie shows.

The concept of zombies is no new matter in the media, however, Druckmann has recently spoken with BuzzFeed in which The Last of Us co-creator debunks what makes their story stand out from the rest. Check out his full quote below:

“When you see the beauty in these monsters,” Druckmann explained, recalling the time he advised the show’s concept artists when it comes to forming the Clicker creatures for the series, “It somehow makes them creepier. That’s the thing that will also separate us [from other post-apocalyptic shows], as often these stories are monochrome, grim, and dark. There’s something beautiful when you look at a fungus and how it grows and spreads. It’s got these lush colors and interesting patterns.”

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Apart from the aesthetically pleasing factor, The Last of Us is one of the very few video game adaptations that even fans declared to be “perfect”. So much so that even The Witcher fans have been calling out to HBO to remake Netflix’s version, given that Druckmann and Mazin did amazing work of bringing the series to life, especially with The Last of Us stars Pedro Pascal (Joel Miller) and Bella Ramsey (Ellie).

The Last of Us Episodes 1 and 2 are available to stream on HBO Max, with The Last of Us Episode 3 coming this Sunday, January 29.

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