With a Y: The Last Man pilot having been recently put together ahead of hopefully being taken to a full series order, now comes an update on the show.
Depending on what you believe, the small-screen take on Brian K. Vaughn and Pia Guerra’s beloved Y: The Last Man – seemingly just titled Y – has either been cancelled completely or is undergoing some major creative changes.
Firstly, Bleeding Cool reported that FX had decided to scrap Y entirely, with showrunners Michael Green and Aida Croal taking to social media to confirm their exits from the project. After that, The Hollywood Reporter followed this up with word that Green and Croal had indeed left Y due to creative differences, but that FX is now on the hunt for new showrunners to lead the project forward.
That Hollywood Reporter story added that Y will move forward with the same cast that filmed the pilot episode. On board for that pilot were Barry Keoghan, Diane Lane, Amber Tamblyn, Imogen Poots, Juliana Canfield, Lashana Lynch 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.
As ever, expect more on the future of Y as we get it.