Y: THE LAST MAN Lands a Showrunner

Written by Andrew Pollard Tuesday, 15 November 2016

TV News

The hotly-anticipated TV adaptation of Y: The Last Man has taken a giant step forward by bringing in a showrunner.

As per The Hollywood Reporter, American Gods co-showrunner Michael Green, who’s also worked on Heroes and Smallville, is the man tasked with bringing this hugely popular comic book to life for the FX network. Green will also pen the script for the pilot alongside series creator Brian K. Vaughn.

For those not familiar with Y: The Last Man, the 60-issue series ran from 2002 to 2008 and focussed on Yorick Brown, the titular “last man”. When the world suffers a tragic event that kills off every creature with a Y chromosome, Yorick only has his monkey, Ampersand, for company until he finds himself teaming up with a government operative to make sense of what’s happened and why he’s somehow managed to stay alive.

Previously, several attempts have been made to get an adaptation of the property off the ground, most notably with ultimately-doomed live-action movies in 2007 and 2013. Now, though, it seems as if we’re finally going to see this fan favourite comic series brought to life, albeit in the medium of TV – which, if we’re being honest, is likely the best format to tell such an engaging story.

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