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‘The Last of Us’ Star Ashley Johnson and Six Other Women Allege Sexual, Physical Abuse by Brian Foster

The Last of Us star Ashley Johnson, who voices the protagonist Ellie in the popular PlayStation video game series, has filed a lawsuit against Brian Foster, her ex-boyfriend and a former fellow castmember of the Dungeons & Dragons-themed web series Critical Role, alleging physical and sexual violence, as well as mental and emotional abuse. The […]

‘Walking Dead: Daryl Dixon’ Critic Reviews Strong Despite ‘Last of Us’ Comparisons

Imagine a soaking wet sponge. Now imagine a pair of hands spending 13 years wringing that sponge for every last possible tiny drop of water — that’s kinda how AMC has creatively handled its former mega-hit The Walking Dead, a post-apocalyptic drama that went from being the biggest series on TV a decade ago to […]

Emmy-Nominated ‘Last of Us’ Composer Gustavo Santaolalla on Discovering the Third Episode’s Humanity: “It Was a Great Love Story”

When you think of a modern-day Mozart, you may picture a complex, classically trained, strictly disciplined persona whose compositions render a series of intricate masterpieces. Few might hold the image of a native Argentinian who can’t read or write music. Yet, there is Gustavo Santaolalla — a musician, producer and composer who boasts 17 Latin […]

Gamescom Trailer Reveal: Space Opera ‘Fort Solis’ Stars Troy Baker, the Voice of Joel in ‘The Last of Us’

The adrenaline-pumping space opera Fort Solis was shown off in a trailer at Gamescom in Cologne, Germany. The event, which runs through Sunday, dubs itself “the world’s largest event for computer and video games and Europe’s most comprehensive business platform for the games industry” and always showcases new releases. Fort Solis, available now and developed […]

‘Still: A Michael J. Fox Movie,’ ‘Last of Us’ Directors on Taking Risks and Finding an “Intimate Connection” With Their Subjects

Two Emmy-nominated directors talk about their approaches and the risks they took. For Still:  A Michael J. Fox Movie, Davis Guggenheim explains how broke the conventional documentary rules he typically follows for the Apple TV+ movie — a risk that paid off with seven Emmy noms. And Emmy nominee Peter Hoar looks back on “Long, […]

‘The Last of Us’ Director Talks Helming a Love Story for the End of the World

Despite the accolades for “Long, Long Time,” the third episode in the debut season of HBO’s The Last of Us, it feels all the more important to note that the decision to veer off course from the apocalyptic narrative in the series’ third week was, at the time, considered a risk. “My episode was [planned […]

‘The Last of Us’ Showrunner on Season 2 Plan, Casting Abby and His Favorite Scene

If there was any lingering doubt, The Last of Us proved that even the most hard-core genre concept (in this case, a zombie tale adapted from a video game) can become a best-of-class prestige TV drama in the hands of hugely talented creatives — in this case, showrunners Craig Mazin (who made HBO’s gripping Chernobyl) […]

‘The Last of Us,’ ‘The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel’ and WGA Score Humanitas Prizes

This year’s Humanitas Prizes for screenwriting, usually handed out at Beverly Hilton ceremony, were announced via the Los Angeles Times this year in solidarity with the unions on strike, including the Unite Here Local 11 hospitality workers. And on top of awarding shows like The Last of Us and The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, Humanitas, an […]

‘The Last of Us’ Star Storm Reid Faces the Apocalypse

At just 20 years old, Storm Reid has a résumé that stands out. There was her breakout as the lead in Ava DuVernay’s A Wrinkle in Time, followed by a recurring role on HBO’s Euphoria as Gia, the younger sister of Rue (Zendaya), and a headlining gig in the mystery thriller Missing this year. Now, Reid […]

Emmys: ‘Andor,’ ‘The Last of Us’ and Other Genre Hits Made This Season’s Visual Effects Race the Most Competitive in Years

This season’s Emmy category for outstanding visual effects in a series or movie (which until 2021 was called “outstanding special visual effects”) might just be the most epic and competitive in memory, with five contenders from iconic sci-fi properties. The nominees include season one of HBO’s House of the Dragon, the prequel series to Game […]

Emmy Nominations 2023: Historic, Record-Breaking and Otherwise Notable Nominees

When the 2023 Emmy Awards nominations were announced on Wednesday morning, Succession, Ted Lasso and The Last of Us were among the TV shows breaking notable records. This year, Succession has 14 acting nominations, tying its record from last year for the most Emmy acting noms for a drama series in a single year. The HBO series scored […]

‘The Last of Us’ Actor Makes Emmy History as Youngest Ever Honored in Category

First Keivonn Montreal Woodard broke the hearts of The Last of Us fans, now he’s breaking a record. The 10-year-old newcomer just picked up an Emmy nomination for guest actor in a drama series, making him the youngest ever to be honored in the category. Woodard — who is deaf — played a young deaf […]