The Last of Us TV series keeps Ellie as gay, confirms writer

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Last of Us TV series will keep protagonist Ellie as gay, its writer has confirmed.

Chernobyl‘s Craig Mazin confirmed this on Twitter by giving “his word” to his fans when asked if Ellie will stay gay.

Y’all better keep the gay gay. [Please] and thank you. Do not erase that representation [please]. Anyways, I’m so excited for this!
@lmj_black2pink

You have my word.
~Mazin

Ellie’s sexual orientation was first addressed in The Last of Us: Left Behind DLC expansion. It was never explicitly confirmed that Ellie is gay or a bisexual character, but Naughty Dog’s Neil Druckmann has said he wrote Ellie to be gay. HBO’s The Last of Us TV series will also be produced by Druckmann.
 
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