HBO and screenwriter Craig Mazin have renewed their contract for three years. The new agreement includes a number of projects for both the TV channel and the HBO Max streaming service. The deal is likely to include a sequel to The Last of Us series, which will begin filming this year.
Mazin worked with HBO on Chernobyl and brought the show 10 Emmy statuettes and two Golden Globes.
The deal will not be exclusive as Mazin will continue to reboot Pirates of the Caribbean. He also has Scary Movie, a Borderlands screenplay and several films with a combined box office in excess of a billion dollars.
Mazin also hosts the Scriptnotes podcast.