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‘Y: The Last Man’ Gets September UK Premiere Date Via Star On Disney+

by Dave Elliott

‘Y: The Last Man’ Gets September UK Premiere Date Via Star On Disney+

Y: The Last Man, an adaptation based on DC Comics/Vertigo’s acclaimed series by Brian K. Vaughan and Pia Guerra, has landed a September UK premiere via Star On Disney+ the streaming service has announced.

‘Y: The Last Man’ traverses a post-apocalyptic world in which a cataclysmic event decimates every mammal with a Y chromosome but for one cisgender man and his pet monkey. The series follows the survivors in this new world as they struggle with their efforts to restore what was lost and the opportunity to build something better.

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.

The drama stars Ben Schnetzer (‘Happy Town’, ‘Pride’) as Yorick Brown, the titular last man; Amber Tamblyn (‘Two and a Half Men’, ‘The Increasingly Poor Decisions of Todd Margaret’) as Kimberly Cunningham; Diane Lane (‘Man of Steel’) as Jennifer Brown, Yorick’s mother; Ashley Romans (‘NOS4A2’) as Agent 355; Diana Bang (‘Resident Alien’, ‘The Order’) as Allison Mann; Elliot Fletcher (‘Shameless’, ‘The Fosters’) as Sam Jordan; Juliana Canfield (‘Succession’) as Beth Deville; Marin Ireland (‘The Umbrella Academy’, ‘Sneaky Pete’) as Nora Brady; And Olivia Thirlby (‘The L Word: Generation Q’, ‘Goliath’) as Hero Brown, Yorick’s sister.

Along with (obviously) having a mainly female cast, the series also is heavily female-led behind the scenes. The first two episodes of the drama are written by showrunner Eliza Clark (‘Animal Kingdom’, ‘Extant’) and directed by Louise Friedberg (‘Borgen’, ‘The Right Stuff’). All further episodes of season one are being directed by women and the production has a significant number of female department heads. FX Productions produce the series.

Y: The Last Man‘ Season 1 will premiere Wednesday, 22nd September 2021 on STAR On Disney+ in the UK. The series premieres Monday, September 13, 2021, via FX On Hulu in the USA.

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