Prime Video also wants its own ‘The Last of Us’: A biologist and a sighted girl try to survive in a world dominated by plants

The series will adapt John Wyndham’s book ‘The Day of the Triffids’.

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In the midst of The Last of Us, a series based on one of the most acclaimed PlayStation video games set in a world where the cordyceps fungus has literally taken over the world, Amazon Prime Video also wants its own de The Last of Us.

And not only that, he has also hired someone who was involved with Chernobyl, the series created by Craig Mazin who has written the first season of the series starring Pedro Pascal and Bella Ramsey alongside Neil Druckmann.

Prime Video has given the green light to the sci-fi series for the adaptation of John Wyndham’s novel The Day of the Triffids. As reported by TVLine, Johan Renick, an Emmy winner for Chernobylwill be executive producer and director of it.

The story is set in a post-apocalyptic world where most of the people in the world are blinded by a meteor shower star and the triffids, tall carnivorous and poisonous plants, begin to kill the rest.

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The story centers on Bill Masen, a biologist who specializes in triffids. He leads the survivors in their fight against these plants and at some point he rescues a young seer who travels with her for several days. You sound familiar?

If you’re wondering what came before, John Wyndham’s novel was published in 1951, so perhaps Druckmann was able to draw some inspiration from this sci-fi story. The book has had three radio adaptations and a feature starring Howard Keel.

He has also had two BBC miniseries, most recently The Day of the Triffds in 2009 with a cast consisting of Bill Masen, Joely Richardson, Brian Cox, Vanessa Redgrave, Eddie Izzard and Jason Priestley. The book has also influenced the movie 28 Days Later.