Actor Rainn Wilson has accused Hollywood of having “an anti-Christian bias” after he watched The Last Of Us.
As fans will be aware, the final episode of The Last Of Us, titled ‘Look for the Light’ hit screens over the weekend, subsequently bringing the hit season to a close…
And it seems Rainn Wilson isn’t a fan.
Ever since The Last Of Us first hit our screens, fans have been praising the show for everything from its writing to the world-class performances from its cast.
At the start of the year, audiences were first introduced to the HBO Max series, which is the first live-action adaptation since the video game wowed audiences way back in 2013.
Just like the games, the series is set in a post-apocalyptic world ruled by an unstoppable, brain-eating, fungal outbreak that transforms humans into cannibals.
Per Deadline, the show’s first 2 episodes were viewed by over twenty million people, making it HBO’s fourth current show to average over fifteen million viewers, and now we’re on the sixth episode and it’s only growing.
It’s no wonder that they’ve already renewed it for a second season!
The writers have been commended for honouring the original source material, which rapidly gathered a devoted fan base when it first came out. The engaging storylines, impressive visuals, and music propelled it to its massive success.
For those who haven’t watched the show, Joel, portrayed by Pedro Pascal, is a ruthless smuggler who is responsible for transporting the young teen Ellie Williams (Bella Ramsey) to a medical facility situated on the opposite side of the country after it turns out she’s immune to the infection, leading him to believe she could hold the cure to the deadly parasite.
The Last of Us premiered on January 15, and has been met with rave reviews from both critics and fans, resulting in an unbelievable score of 99 percent on Rotten Tomatoes when it first hit screens.
But now, all eyes are on the last episode, which was arguably one of the tensest yet.
This Sunday we got to see the characters that are involved in one of the game’s most brutal points.
These characters are known as the Silver Lake Cannibals, who, in case you can’t already tell by the name, are a pretty gruesome lot.
We learn about the new cannibal colony of survivors under the leadership of the preacher David (Scott Shepherd). But we also get to meet his right hand man, who just so happens to be the voice actor of Joel in the games, Troy Baker.
This week, episode 9 dropped, leaving fans freaking out about a certain character that’s playing Ellie’s mum.
Ashley Johnson, Ellie’s voice actor in the games, is set to play Ellie’s mother in the final episode.
We learn that Johnson is Ellie’s mum, and we finally get answers to why Ellie is immune to the fungus.
Not only that, but following the conclusion, HBO aired a bonus episode titled ‘Making of The Last of Us‘, which went behind the senes of our favourite new series.
The official The Last of Us Twitter account teased that the extra episode will show fans “behind the scenes with the cast and crew of The Last of Us to see how they brought the show to life in a special behind the scenes featurette.”
And while most fans were blown away by the final episode, the last instalment of the show drew criticism from fans who claimed that Hollywood was biassed towards Christianity, something that has deeply bothered The Office actor Rainn Wilson.
Wilson took to Twitter to share his thoughts, writing: “I do think there is an anti-Christian bias in Hollywood.
“As soon as the David character in The Last of Us started reading from the Bible I knew that he was going to be a horrific villain.
“Could there be a Bible-reading preacher on a show who is actually loving and kind?”
And it seems a handful of people agree with him, including LIBRE Initiative President Daniel Garza, who said: “Defamation of Christianity has become the most unoriginal and tired cliches in movie/TV series storylines. Its prevalence is much more than a bias against an entire people, it is meant to undermine faith and position the secular-minded as only ones with altruistic intentions.”
As well as Brittany Martinez, founder of Evie Magazine, wrote: “As SOON as the pastor started reading from the Bible I knew he was going to be awful,” she said.
Adding: “I was like ‘watch that guy be David the creepy cannibal from the video game’. And then it was David. Shocked. Surprised.
“Never seen it before. He wasn’t a pastor in the video game.”