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HBO reveal The Last of Us TV series from creator of Chernobyl

Published: 5/Mar/2020 18:56 Updated: 5/Mar/2020 20:53

by Albert Petrosyan

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Amid all the excitement for The Last of Us 2, HBO have announced that a TV show for the critically-acclaimed video game is in the works, to be adapted by ‘Chernobyl’ creator Craig Mazin and Naughty Dog’s Neil Druckmann.

Since its release back in 2013, The Last of Us has been one of the most popular and successful video games for gaming enthusiasts worldwide. With over 17 million copies sold, it’s currently ranked 49th in the Top-50 best-selling titles of all time.

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Considering how well-received it is, particularly when it comes to its narrative and characterization, it’s no surprise that someone’s decided to try and translate that success to the TV screen.

Naughty DogThe Last of Us is one of the most critically-acclaimed video games ever.

On March 5, HBO tweeted out the first-ever teaser for the show – an animated version of the game’s iconic logo that was used by the in-game revolutionary militia group called The Fireflies, along with the caption, “Look for the light.”

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They also revealed who will be heading the project, and the names definitely add to the excitement. The Hollywood Reporter revealed that Craig Mazin, creator of the popular HBO series ‘Chernobyl,’ will be “re-teaming” with the network to adapt the game.

He’ll be partnered up with Neil Druckmann, Vice President of Naughty Dog, who both wrote and was creative director of The Last of Us. He’s easily the biggest name associated with the title, and is often looked to by fans for the latest information regarding the highly-anticipated sequel, The Last of Us 2.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, former head of HBO’s entertainment division, Carolyn Strauss, and current president of Naughty Dog, Evan Wells, will be executive producers of the show.

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Sony Pictures Television will be co-producing it in association with PlayStation Productions, who will be developing their first-ever television series.

Chris Parnell, co-president of Sony Pictures Television, teased that this wouldn’t be the only series they’ll look to produce with PlayStation: “This is the first of many shows we intend to develop with our friends at PlayStation Productions.”

This news comes, of course, in the midst of a period of great anticipation among The Last of Us community, many of whom are eagerly awaiting the release of the game’s sequel on May 29, 2020.

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TLOU2 takes place five years after the events of the sequel and will feature the two iconic characters, Ellie and Joel, on their new journey in the post-pandemic United States.

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FIFA 21 Ones to Watch Team 1 countdown: OTW release time & players

Published: 7/Oct/2020 13:17

by Jacob Hale

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With the launch of FIFA 21 seeing millions of football fans across the globe start competing to try and become the best in FIFA Ultimate Team, the first Ones to Watch promo team is fast approaching. Here’s everything we know about it.

Ones to Watch follows players that have transferred to other teams, promising them upgrades for every time they make a new promo such as Team of the Week, Team of the Tournament and more.

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As such, OTW cards are highly desirable, and if you get a decent one at the start of the year, you could see a lot of improvements as the season unravels.

So, here’s everything we know about Ones to Watch in FIFA 21, including release dates and times, the players included and more.

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Nathan Ake Manchester City FIFA 21
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Nathan Ake is a confirmed OTW player after his transfer from Bournemouth to Manchester City.

FIFA 21 Ones to Watch release date & time

We now know that the Ones to Watch is going to be up and running soon, with its first availability on the weekend of launch. Here are the dates for the cards being released:

  • October 9-16: OTW Team 1
  • October 16-21: OTW Team 2
  • October 21 onwards: OTW Teams 1 and 2

It’s worth noting that you will get a Guaranteed OTW Item if you preordered the game before August 14, and the card you receive will be based on which date you open the pack, in correspondence with the dates above.

Most FIFA promos drop at 6pm BST (11am PDT / 12pm EDT / 5am AEDT), so expect packs to be available from that time starting October 9.

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Confirmed OTW players

So far, a small selection of players have been confirmed as Ones to Watch cards, though we expect more to be announced over time.

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A number of players and clubs are featured in the first OTW team of FIFA 21.

Here are the confirmed players that will feature in the opening weeks of FIFA 21 Ones to Watch:

  • Timo Werner – 85 – RB Leipzig to Chelsea
  • Gareth Bale – 83 – Real Madrid to Tottenham Hotspur
  • Hakim Ziyech – 85 – Ajax to Chelsea
  • Thiago – 85 – Bayern Munich to Liverpool
  • Martin Odegaard – 83 – Real Madrid
  • Achraf Hakimi – 83 – Real Madrid to Inter Milan
  • Allan – 83 – Napoli to Everton
  • Nathan Ake – 79 – AFC Bournemouth to Manchester City
  • Luis Suarez — 87 — Barcelona to Atletico Madrid
  • Kai Havertz — 85 — Bayer Leverkusen to Chelsea

Tonali OTW SBC

As well as these, Sandro Tonali (77 OVR, on loan from Brescia to AC Milan) is the first OTW SBC in FIFA 21.

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We’ve written up a guide on the cheapest way to complete the SBC if you’re looking to get Tonali in your squad.

Ones to Watch predictions

On top of the confirmed players above, there are several we expect to see have their OTW cards announced soon.

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Here’s who we’re expecting to see included:

  • Leroy Sane – 85 – Manchester City to Bayern Munich
  • Ferran Torres – 81 – Valencia to Manchester City
  • James Rodriguez – 82 – Real Madrid to Everton
  • Blaise Matuidi – 83 – Juventus to Inter Miami
  • Ben Chilwell – 81 – Leicester City to Chelsea
  • Jude Bellingham – 69 – Birmingham City to Borussia Dortmund
  • Gabriel – 78 – Lille to Arsenal
  • Victor Osimhen – 79 – Lille to Napoli
  • Willian – 82 – Chelsea to Arsenal
  • Rodrigo – 82 – Valencia to Leeds
  • Donny van de Beek – 83 – Ajax to Manchester United
  • Miralem Pjanic – 85 – Juventus to FC Barcelona
  • Arthur – 84 – FC Barcelona to Juventus
  • Jonathan David – 79 – Gent to Lille
  • Dani Parejo – 85 – Valencia to Villarreal
  • Reiner Jesus – 71 – Loan, Real Madrid to Borussia Dortmund
  • Everton – 81 – Gremio to Benfica

As these are only our predictions, don’t put too much stock into that list, but we would be surprised if at least a few of these players don’t get OTW cards.


In the meantime, you can check out @UltimateTeamUK on Twitter for all the latest news and updates regarding FIFA 21.