With FX Networks having been developing a Y: The Last Man TV series over the past several months, the show has now assembled its core cast.
As per The Hollywood Reporter, Dunkirk’s Barry Keoghan will headline as Yorick Brown, Man of Steel’s Diane Lane is Yorick’s mother Senator Jennifer Brown, Green Room’s Imogen Poots is Yorick’s sister Hero brown, Captain Marvel’s Lashana Lynch is Agent 355, Sneaky Pete’s Marin Ireland as Nora, Succession’s Juliana Canfield is Yorick’s love interest Beth.
In addition to this, FX has confirmed that the series will officially be titled simply Y. Master of None’s Melina Matsoukas will direct the pilot episode, with American Gods’ Michael Green and Marvel’s Luke Cage’s Aida Mashaka Croal serving as showrunners.
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.