Talk about a long time coming, right? Finally a full series order has been put in for that long-gestating Y: The Last Man show.
With a cast being assembled early last year for a pilot offering, now comes word that FX has officially picked up the effort for a full season that will debut in 2020.
The Hollywood Reporter broke the news, confirming that Michael Green will be serving as showrunner in addition to executive producing alongside Y: The Last Man creator Brian K. Vaughn. In terms of cast, it’s pretty much exactly what we’d heard last year; Dunkirk’s Barry Keoghan headlining alongside Diane Lane, Imogen Poots, Lashana Lynch, Amber Tamblyn, Juliana Canfield and Marin Ireland.
The early blurb on the show reads:
All of the men are dead. But one. Based on the DC comic book series by Brian K. Vaughan and Pia Guerra, Y traverses a world of women – exploring gender, race, class and survival.
For those not familiar with Y: The Last Man, the 60-issue comic book 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.
As ever, expect more on Y: The Last Man as it continues to develop.