With three DCEU films under her belt, actress Diane Lane has both another DC property and a different character to add to her resume.
Lane, best known as Martha Kent in Man Of Steel, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, and Justice League, has been cast in FX’s adaptation of Brian K. Vaughn’s Y: The Last Man. The plot takes place within a dystopian world in which the entire male population has been eradicated by a “cataclysmic event,” thus putting humanity on the road to extinction. Joining her will be actors Barry Keogan, Marin Ireland, Lashana Lynch, and Imogen Poots
Production companies have tried in the past to adapt this property for the cinema, but the fact that its run was 60 issues makes a correct translation very problematic for a two-and-a-half-hour movie. So instead, Aika Mashaka Croal (Luke Cage, Jessica Jones) and Michael Green (American Gods, Blade Runner 2049), the showrunners, are moving forward with a television series instead for FX.
The following are the official character descriptions:
Diane Lane (Unfaithful, Under the Tuscan Sun) will play “Senator Jennifer Brown.” A Junior Senator in her first term, Senator Brown has already made a name for herself in political circles for her willingness to put personal ideals above politics. She is also the mother of Yorick and Hero Brown.
Barry Keoghan (Dunkirk, The Killing of a Sacred Deer) will play “Yorick Brown,” a young man quick to use humor to deflect from his problems who may be the lone male survivor of a worldwide plague.
Imogen Poots (Green Room, Frank & Lola, Knight of Cups) will play “Hero Brown.” A tough and confident EMT, Hero nurses a deep emotional trauma that often leads her to cross personal and professional lines.
Lashana Lynch (Captain Marvel, Bulletproof, Still Star Crossed) will play “Agent 355,” a Secret Service agent who performs the duties of her job with the utmost professionalism, even under the most unexpected set of circumstances.
Juliana Canfield (Succession) will play “Beth.” A Brooklyn-based knife maker, Beth grew up on a farm and went to New York to experience the big city. She finds something endearing about the hapless Yorick and when they’re together, there’s the undeniable spark of two kids in love.
Marin Ireland (Sneaky Pete, Hell or High Water) with play “Nora,” the President’s senior assistant and right hand. She effortlessly balances family life with a job navigating the corridors of power.
No premiere date has yet been scheduled.