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Y: The Last Man TV Series Finds Showrunner

November 14, 2016 | Posted by Jeremy Thomas
Y: The Last Man

Michael Green has the hopes of many fanboys and fangirls resting in his hands. THR reports that in addition to his co-showrunning duties with Bryan Fuller on American Gods — set to premiere next year on Starz — Green will serve as the showrunner for the series adaptation of acclaimed comic book Y: The Last Man. Green will co-write the script for the pilot with series creator Brian K. Vaughn.

Y: The Last Man tells the story of Yorick Brown, a young man who, along with his Capuchin monkey, Ampersand, somehow survives a catastrophic event that kills off every living creature with a Y chromosome. Left in a world of only women, Yorick teams with a government operative, 355, to try and uncover the truth about the plague and why he and he alone made it through alive.

The comic series was created by Vaughn (Saga, Paper Girls and ran for 60 issues from 2002 to 2008. It has been in development for a live-action adaptation for years, including a film that never came about.