Craig Mazin

“Fudge,” I remember saying, only I didn’t say fudge, I said fuck, a word for adults. I was playing The Last of Us, a narrative video game for adults about a zombie apocalypse, and I had just died for what seemed like the thousandth time in the first room with a “clicker,” the game lore’s […]

Image: HBO/Naughty Dog To no one’s surprise, HBO has already renewed its TV adaptation of The Last of Us for season two after just two episodes under its belt. While the TV show has brought much of the original 2013 game’s story to life thus far, it’s also knowingly taking some fairly substantial divergences or […]

Anna Torv, Bella Ramsey, and Pedro PascalPhoto: Liane Hentscher/HBO [Spoiler warning: The following discusses events from the second episode of the first season of The Last Of Us. If you haven’t seen it, you may want to wait until you have before reading on.] Whether you’ve played the game or not, the end of “Infected”—the […]

[Warning: this story contains spoilers for The Last of Us Episode 1, “When You’re Lost in the Darkness.”] In 2021, The Last of Us series co-creator and showrunner Craig Mazin revealed HBO’s adaptation of the PlayStation video game would consist of 10 episodes, the same as most seasons of Game of Thrones and spinoff House of the Dragon. But Sunday’s lengthy series premiere, […]

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