How the Creators of ‘The Last of Us’ Recreated the ‘Ugly Beauty’ of the Video Game for the TV Series


‘The Last of Us’ video game presented a world deserted by human life, but overcome with fungal growth. Showrunner Craig Mazin and production desginer John Paino discuss the painstaking process of creating sets that captured both the ‘beauty’ and the ‘danger’ of the infested buildings and overgrown highways that Joel and Ellie encounter on their journey.