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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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How ‘The Walking Dead: The Ones Who Live’ Honored the Franchise’s Original Premise

[This story contains major spoilers through the first two episodes of The Walking Dead: The Ones Who Live.] In the earliest days of The Walking Dead, no one was safe. Not even beloved comic book characters. Just ask Dale (Jeffrey DeMunn), who survives dozens of issues in Robert Kirkman and Charlie Adlard’s comics, only to […]

‘The Walking Dead: The Ones Who Live’ Pair on Bringing That Iconic Comic Book Scene to Harrowing Life

[This story contains major spoilers from The Walking Dead: The Ones Who Live series premiere.] There are a few iconic moments every Walking Dead fan knows right off the top of their head. Like the fall of the prison or Negan’s arrival via a bloody baseball bat. But those who only watch the AMC TV series, the […]

‘The Walking Dead: The Ones Who Live’: Everything to Know Before Rick and Michonne’s Reunion

So, Rick and Michonne are back. Where did they go in the first place, you ask? Great question!  Let’s assume you’re a lapsed Walking Dead viewer who wants to hop into The Walking Dead: The Ones Who Live, AMC’s limited series that reunites Andrew Lincoln and Danai Gurira for the first time since their characters […]

‘Night Country’ Boss Issa López on Reviving ‘True Detective’ and Franchise’s Future: “We Will Know Very Shortly”

[This story contains spoilers from the season finale of True Detective: Night Country.] Who killed Annie K., and who killed her killers? Those season-long burning questions were concretely answered in the True Detective: Night Country finale. And now, to hear Night Country boss Issa López tell it, those answers were out in the ether weeks […]

‘True Detective: Night Country’ Team Explains Ambiguous Ending: “You Should Be Making Theories”

[This story contains major spoilers from the True Detective: Night Country finale.] True Detective: Night Country winked and nodded to the HBO crime anthology’s original iteration all season long. But perhaps never more overtly than in the finale, which conjured up the franchise’s most indelible phrase: “Time is a flat circle.” In the sprawling episode, […]

‘True Detective’ Star Unpacks That Fatal Choice: “It Was the Least Bad Decision”

[This story contains major spoilers from episode five of True Detective: Night Country, which released Friday over Super Bowl weekend.] While Jodie Foster and Kali Reis’ Liz Danvers and Evangeline Navarro are the two detectives at the heart of creator Issa López‘s True Detective: Night Country, there is another vital twosome at the center of […]

‘True Detective’ Star Breaks Down That Devastating Death: “I’m All In Now”

[This story contains spoilers from episode four of True Detective: Night Country.] What does a holiday episode of True Detective look like? If it was a question you were wondering before, well, wonder no more: It looks pretty much exactly as you would expect, based on the standard tone of the HBO horror procedural — […]

How That ‘True Detective’ Flashback Almost Changed ‘Night Country’ Completely

[This story contains spoilers from the third episode of HBO’s True Detective: Night Country.] Despite its anthological structure, there are a few constants across the True Detective franchise. One, of course, is the enlistment of high-profile actors in the titular detective roles. Another is a case tinged with supernatural mystique and intrigue, as apparent as […]

‘True Detective: Night Country’ Stars Discuss That “Horrifying” Murder Tableau

[This story contains spoilers from the second episode of True Detective: Night Country.] Why are they piled on each other? Why are their eardrums bleeding? Why are they naked, and why are all their clothes so neatly piled nearby? And how on Earth is one of them alive? These are all valid questions when gazing […]

‘Fargo’ Finale Casualty Speaks Out: “Giving Your Life Is the Ultimate Sacrifice”

[This story contains major spoilers from the season five finale of Fargo.] When speaking about the essence of Fargo, show creator Noah Hawley says every season only needs two things: an element of crime, and decency. Few characters embodied those ideas better in season five than Witt Farr, the more than decent state trooper bravely […]

‘Fargo’ Boss Noah Hawley Breaks Down That Finale Final Scene: “Right or Wrong, It’s a Beautiful Idea”

[This story contains major spoilers from the season five finale of Fargo.] Antecedently on Fargo season five, Juno Temple’s Dorothy Lyon battled against a centuries-old sin eater named Ole Munch (Sam Spruell), reckoned with her violent ex-husband and current lawman Roy Tillman (Jon Hamm), all while negotiating family politics with her mother-in-law Lorraine (Jennifer Jason […]

‘True Detective’ Stars Jodie Foster, Kali Reis Explain Premiere Tension: “They Absolutely Hate Each Other”

[This story contains spoilers from the season four premiere of True Detective: Night Country.] Within its first major sequence, True Detective: Night Country loudly and proudly bellows its mission statement: “Shake it up, baby!” The fourth season of the HBO crime anthology series comes from a brand-new team helmed by director Issa Lopez, with stars […]