After years of delays and projects that have not quite worked out, Y: The Last Man is finally coming to television, and its creators could not be happier.
Written by Brian K. Vaughan and illustrated by Pia Guerra, Y: The Last Man follows Yorick and his monkey Ampersand, the last two mammals with Y chromosomes on the planet, as they live in this post-apocalyptic world. The pilot will debut on FX and has just started filming.
The TV show stars Barry Keoghan as Yorick, Diane Lane as Jennifer Brown, Imogen Poots as Hero, Lashana Lynch as Agent 355, Juliana Canfield as Beth, Marin Ireland as Nora, Timothy Hutton as the President of the United States, and Amber Tamblyn as his daughter.
Y: The Last Man has had a long journey up to this point, with a major motion picture being worked on from 2007 to 2014, and the small-screen version starting in 2015, but showrunner Michael Green didn’t join the project until 2016.
Vaughan seems very excited for the show and had this to say:
“When [Green] first pitched his take on it to Nina Jacobson, our producer, and me a long time ago, he came in saying he wanted to do something about toxic masculinity. It felt very relevant, and unfortunately I think it’s only become more relevant with each passing day. His take on it was really brave and very different, but exciting as well. I really admire how audacious he’s been with his translation”
The pilot was ordered in April, and producers have high hopes of making it into television. FX CEO John Landgraf said no final decision has been made, but they are happy with what they’ve seen.