God of War's Cory Barlog says The Last of Us has set the bar for video game adaptations

Pedro Pascal as Joel and Bella Ramsey as Ellie in The Last of Us
(Image credit: HBO)

God of War’s game director Cory Barlog has shared his love of The Last of Us HBO series. However, as the executive producer of Amazon Prime Video’s God of War adaptation, he also says the success comes with some "pressure".

When asked by one follower how he’s enjoying The Last of Us TV show so far, Barlog was effusive in his praise. "Truly amazing, humbling and inspiring work that fills me with joy + happiness for all who made it," he tweeted about the show. "And no small amount of pressure, frustration and a wee bit of jealousy that it is SO FUCKING GOOD. Seriously, what they are achieving is god damn MONUMENTAL. So proud of them."

The Last of Us has been adapted from Naughty Dog’s award-winning 2013 game and has creative director Neil Druckmann as its co-showrunner. Barlog will also be involved in the adaptation as an executive producer for Prime Video after it was confirmed God of War had been given a series order at the streamer.

The franchise covers several games, with the latest being the sequel God of War Ragnarok, following Kratos, the God of War. Speaking about the upcoming adaptation, Sony Pictures Television president Katherine Pope said they will adapt the "beautiful and heartbreaking game into a premium live-action series". No cast has been announced yet, but that hasn't stopped fans from sharing their thoughts on who should play who.

Check out our The Last of Us release schedule to make sure you don’t miss a moment of the HBO show, as well as our breakdown of the biggest changes from the games. We’ve also broken down all of the other upcoming video game movies on the way too.

Fay Watson
Deputy Entertainment Editor

I’m the Deputy Entertainment Editor here at GamesRadar+, covering TV and film for the Total Film and SFX sections online. I previously worked as a Senior Showbiz Reporter and SEO TV reporter at Express Online for three years. I've also written for The Resident magazines and Amateur Photographer, before specializing in entertainment.