Many fear The Last of Us HBO adaptation won't live up to expectations.
Past video game adaptations have received poor reviews.
A previous attempt at a Last of Us movie was criticized for attempting to make the story "bigger and sexier."
The team behind the HBO series is passionate about the game and wants to stay true to it.
Show creator Craig Mazin hopes to win over hesitant fans with their love for the original.
The show will delve into hinted-at events and characters' lives.
They prioritize the best ideas, not necessarily sticking to game events.
Every conversation in the show is chosen to add depth to the characters.
The show aims to surprise fans with its similarities to the game, not its differences.