EXCLUSIVE: Mark Mylod, coming off his Outstanding Drama Directing Emmy win for HBO’s Succession, is headed to another HBO drama series tipped to succeed Succession as an Emmy juggernaut, The Last Of Us.
Mylod is one of four new directors to board the post-apocalyptic zombie drama series, along with Nina Lopez-Corrado (Perry Mason), Stephen Williams (Watchmen) and Kate Herron (Loki). They join returning directors Peter Hoar, who was Emmy nominated for helming Season 1’s poignant Episode 3, “Long, Long Time,” as well as The Last Of Us co-creators, executive producers and showrunners Craig Mazin and Neil Druckmann who will once again take on directing duties too. It is unclear whether any of the seven helmers will direct multiple episodes; Season 1 consisted of nine episodes helmed by seven directors.
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Mylod won the 2023 drama directing Emmy for the acclaimed Episode 3, “Connor’s Wedding” from Succession’s fourth and final season. Mylod directed four Season 4 episodes, including the premiere and the series finale. He also served as an executive producer on Succession for its run, sharing in the series’ three Outstanding Drama Series Emmy wins. His directing credits also include HBO’s Game Of Thrones and Entourage and Showtime’s Shameless.
Williams received a directing Emmy nomination for HBO’s Watchmen and shared in the show’s Outstanding Limited Series win in his role as a producer. His directing resume also includes HBO’s Westworld, Showtime’s Ray Donovan and ABC’s Lost.
At HBO, Lopez-Corrado directed multiple episodes of Perry Mason and The Nevers. Her list of credits also include ABC’s A Million Little Things, on which she served as producing director.
Herron was executive producer and director on Disney+’s Loki. She also directed episodes of Netflix’s Sex Education.
In its first season, The Last of Us earned 24 Emmy nominations, winning eight trophies. Production on Season 2 is slated to begin next month in Vancouver.
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