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FX Orders Y: The Last Man To Series

February 5, 2019 | Posted by Joseph Lee
Y: The Last Man

It’s been in development Hell for a number of years, but it’s finally time for an adaptation of Y: The Last Man. The Hollywood Reporter brings word that FX has ordered a series based on Brian K. Vaughan’s comic series from showrunner Michael Green, which will star Barry Keoghan and Diane Lane. The series will officially debut in 2020.

The DC Comics/Vertigo title first debuted in 2002 and is one of the most critically acclaimed comics of all time. It follows Yorick Brown (Keoghan), the last human with a Y chromosome, and his Capuchin monkey Ampersand. Yorick is an escape artist who goes out in search of what wiped out the male chromosome. The series was written by Vaughan and featured art from Pia Guerra. It ran for sixty issues and has since been collected in graphic novel format.

Green and Aida Mashaka Croal will be the showrunners and will executive produce with Nina Jacobson, Brad Simpson, Vaughan and pilot director Melina Matsoukas. The cast also includes Amber Tamblyn, Imogen Poots, Lashana Lynch, Juliana Canfield and Marin Ireland.

Croal and Green said: “Brian and Pia’s exploration of a world without men is a favorite for its depth, its humor, its insights and its monkey. Adapted today it offers us a cracked mirror to look at our own very cracked world. We thank them for their trust — we thank FX for their support — and we thank the casting gods for letting us work with this incredible group of actors.

FX President of original programming Nick Grad added: “Y: The Last Man is a towering achievement among graphic novel storytelling and it’s been rewarding to work with this outstanding team. Michael Green and Aïda Mashaka Croal have partnered with Nina Jacobson and Brad Simpson to deliver a stunning new expression of this fascinating and timely story. Melina Matsoukas, who directed the pilot, did an incredible job bringing it to life with Diane Lane and this stellar cast.

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