Hot on the heels of Dunkirk’s Barry Keoghan being announced as heading up the cast of FX’s Y: The Last Man TV show, now comes word that Amber Tamblyn has joined the series.
As per The Hollywood Reporter, Tamblyn – best known for the likes of House, 127 Hours, and Django Unchained – will be playing Mariette Callows in the shows. That character is the daughter of the US President, and is someone lined up to follow in the political footsteps of her father and his conservative ways.
In addition to Keoghan, Tamblyn joins a cast that also includes Diane Lane, Imogen Poots, Lashana Lynch, Juliana Canfield, and Marin Ireland. Melina Matsoukas will be directing the pilot episode, with Michael Green and Aida Mashaka Croal on showrunner duties.
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.