‘The Last of Us’ director Peter Hoar has explained why he thought it was “unnecessary” to show Bill and Frank’s dead bodies at the end of the third episode of the series.
In an interview with Deadline, Hoar explained why the production team defied expectations in the grim world of ‘The Last of Us.’
The director said that the decision not to show the corpses was always on the plan and that it was something they discussed at the very beginning. “It’s not gratuitous,” he remarked.
Hoar went on to explain that it was ultimately series showrunner and writer Craig Mazin who decided that the episode could stand without a depiction of the corpses of Bill (played by Nick Offerman) and Frank (played by Murray Bartlett), something that the show was praised in the context of subverting the “bury your gays” trope.