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Josh Wigler


Josh Wigler is a Contributing Writer at The Hollywood Reporter, where he has led genre coverage for shows such as Game of Thrones, The Walking Dead, and many more. Before joining THR in 2015, Wigler served as a Writer and Editor at MTV News from 2010 through 2015, and has written for many other publications including Vanity Fair and Parade Magazine. In addition to writing for THR, Wigler is the co-owner and host of Post Show Recaps, a leading voice in the TV recap podcast community. Wigler graduated from Syracuse University in 2007 with degrees in English and Psychology.

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‘Only Murders in the Building’ Season 3 Finale Answers Paul Rudd Murder Mystery and Sets Up Even Deadlier Season 4

[This story contains major spoilers for the Only Murders in the Building season three finale, with immediate ramifications for season four. Proceed with caution.] Who killed Paul Rudd? That was the number one question on Only Murders in the Building all season long, as the Hulu murder mystery comedy launched viewers into its third season with the star-studded slaying […]

‘Justified: City Primeval’ Closes Out With Epic Twist: “It Was a Dangerous Idea”

[This story contains major spoilers from the series finale of Justified: City Primeval, titled “The Question.”] Wherever Raylan Givens goes, there must always be a Boyd.  For the vast majority of Justified: City Primeval, the Boyd in question was Boyd Holbrook, the actor who brings “Oklahoma Wildman” Clement Mansell to menacing life. Following the villain’s […]

Timothy Olyphant Reveals the ‘Justified’ Reasons to Bring Back Raylan Givens

“We dug coal together.”  Timothy Olyphant closed out Justified in 2015 with those powerful final words, an ode to his character Raylan Givens’ complicated relationship with his home Harlan County, his longtime friend-turned-enemy Boyd Crowder (Walton Goggins), and even himself. For those who stuck through the FX modern Western’s six seasons, it was a perfect […]

‘The Bear’: Inside Sydney’s Food Tour and Season 2’s Love Letter to Chicago

[This story focuses on The Bear season two, episode three “Sundae” but contains some full-season spoilers.] Midway through its second season, The Bear loads the viewer up with an abundance of high-profile actors: Jamie Lee Curtis, Bob Odenkirk and John Mulaney, to name just three. And while the bone-chilling holiday episode (titled “Fishes,” as in […]

Jeremy Strong on Kendall Roy’s ‘Succession’ Fate: “He’s Stuck in a Silent Scream Forever”

[This story contains major spoilers from the series finale of Succession, “With Open Eyes.”] In a series marked by meteoric rises and falls, no one on Succession fell harder than Kendall Roy. If Logan’s “eldest son” was all but completely alone at the end of the Jesse Armstrong-written and Mark Mylod-directed “With Open Eyes,” at […]

‘Succession’ Series Finale: The Roy Family Saga Ended in a Breathtaking Blindside

[This story contains major spoilers for the Succession series finale, “With Open Eyes.”]  Whether or not you “pre-grieved,” the time for mourning has finally arrived: Succession is over, and with it, the story of the Roys.  Heading into the 90-minute series finale, creator Jesse Armstrong’s Emmy-winning drama faced the daunting task of resolving numerous individual […]

James Cromwell Breaks Down That ‘Succession’ Eulogy and Promises a “Miraculous” Finale

[This story contains spoilers for Succession season four episode nine, “Church and State.”] After sitting out the entirety of season three, James Cromwell’s Uncle Ewan returned to Succession for the penultimate episode of the series, “Church and State,” delivering a powerhouse eulogy for Brian Cox’s Logan Roy. It was revealing, scathing, brimming with tragic love, […]

‘Succession’ Director Mark Mylod on Filming the Immersive Funeral Episode and How They Kept the Show’s Big Secret

[This story contains major spoilers from the penultimate episode of Succession, “Church and State.”] At last, Succession said goodbye to its “dear, dear world of a father,” as the HBO drama’s various players gathered together for the funeral of Logan Roy (Brian Cox). Filmed in New York City’s Church of St. Ignatius Loyola on the Upper […]

‘Succession’ President on That Climactic Election Night Result: “There’s More to Come”

[This story contains spoilers for Succession season four, episode eight: “America Decides.”] Is Succession a drama? A comedy? Confusion about the HBO Emmy-winning juggernaut’s genre has been a part of the DNA from the beginning. But at least in the case of “America Decides,” the answer feels more clear: This week, Succession is a horror […]

‘Succession’ Star Alexander Skarsgård on Dropping a “Golden Hand Grenade” Into the Final Season

[This story contains spoilers for the seventh episode of Succession season four, “Tailgate Party.”] As a wise man lost on a strange island once said: “The numbers are bad!” If Waystar Royco co-CEOs Kendall (Jeremy Strong) and Roman (Kieran Culkin) weren’t set on tanking the sale to streaming and tech giant GoJo before, they certainly […]

‘Ted Lasso’ Star Breaks Down That “Awful and Devastating” Fight

[This story contains spoilers for Ted Lasso season three, episode eight: “We’ll Never Have Paris.”] The eighth episode of Ted Lasso’s third season (and potentially its final season, depending on who you ask) sees several characters stuck inside of sad songs. And while it gets better for most of them, it doesn’t end so happily […]

‘Succession’ Star Reacts to That “Kill List,” Talks Golden Parachutes and Kendall Roy’s Ascension

[This story contains spoilers for Succession season four episode five, “Kill List.”] Succession is unlike many of its HBO peers in that it doesn’t kill characters off with reckless abandon, and yet, given the shocking death of Logan Roy, one could be forgiven for walking into an episode called “Kill List” holding their breath. Luckily, […]