FX Orders ‘Y’ To Series, Based On ‘Y: The Last Man’ Comic Book
US network FX has handed a series order to ‘Y‘, based on Brian K. Vaughan and Pia Guerra’s comic book series ‘Y: The Last Man’ it has been announced.
The story follows Yorick Brown, the last male human survivor of a planet-wide plague that simultaneously kills every mammal possessing a Y chromosome. The event not only kills the men, but causes disasters worldwide, such as cars crashing and plunging planes out of the sky as their male pilots drop dead, also killing millions of women and children across the globe.
As the planet descends into a post-apocalyptic nightmare, Yorick, accompanied by a mysterious government agent, a brilliant young geneticist and his pet monkey, Ampersand, travels the world in search of his lost love and the answer to why he’s the last man on earth.
Diane Lane (‘Man of Steel’) lead the ensemble cast which includes Barry Keoghan (‘Dunkirk’), Imogen Poots (’28 Weeks Later’), Lashana Lynch (‘Captain Marvel’), Juliana Canfield (‘Succession’), Marin Ireland (‘Sneaky Pete’) and Amber Tamblyn (‘Two and a Half Men’).
The show comes from Michael Green (‘American Gods’) and Aïda Mashaka Croal (‘Marvel’s Luke Cage’) who will serve as co-showrunners and will exec produce. Nina Jacobson (‘Pose’), Brad Simpson (‘American Crime Story’) and Brian K. Vaughan also join as exec producers.
“Y: The Last Man is a towering achievement among graphic novel storytelling and it’s been rewarding to work with this outstanding team,” commented Nick Grad, FX’s co-president of original programming. “Michael Green and Aïda Mashaka Croal have partnered with Nina Jacobson and Brad Simpson to deliver a stunning new expression of this fascinating and timely story. Melina Matsoukas, who directed the pilot, did an incredible job bringing it to life with Diane Lane and this stellar cast.”
FX are set to premiere ‘Y‘ during 2020 in the US. The BBC carriage deal for FX shows should mean that it airs somewhere on the BBC in the UK, but we’ll have to wait and see.