HBO's adaptation of the acclaimed PlayStation game "The Last of Us" is a major accomplishment.

 From the creator of "Chernobyl," Craig Mazin, "Us" is a high-gloss zombies apocalypse story that combines both intense action and emotional depth.

Starring "Game of Thrones" veterans Pedro Pascal and Bella Ramsey, the show successfully captures the immersive.

Though not a groundbreaking series, "Us" stands out among the many failed game adaptations that came before it,

The series opens in 2003 when everything went wrong before jumping 20 years ahead to a totalitarian society that has persevered in the face of death.

Us" is an aggressively competent series, if not a transcendent one, but it is a smart, visually arresting,

It is likely that "The Last of Us" will continue beyond its first season, which covers the full storyline of the first game.

 According to creator Craig Mazin, "If people show up and they watch it, then yeah, we're ready to do that."

 The release of "The Last of Us Part II" for Playstation 4 in 2020 also presents an opportunity for future seasons.

However, Mazin remains tight-lipped about the potential direction of future seasons.

The premiere on Sunday 9 EST/PST, "Us" is a must-watch for fans of the game, and a thrilling experience for new viewers.