The popular and critically acclaimed comic book series ‘Y: The Last Man’ has been ordered to series at FX…
‘Y: The Last Man’ will finally be realized as a new television series at FX.
The popular and critically acclaimed comic book series from creator Brian K. Vaughan and artist Pia Guerra has been rumored as an adaptation on television and a film for several years but only recently did a network finally secure the rights to the property and move ahead with the series.
Originally scheduled as a pilot, the ‘Y: The Last Man’ adaptation has officially been ordered to series with Diane Lane, Barry Keoghan, Imogen Poots, Lashana Lynch, Juliana Canfield with Marin Ireland and Amber Tamblyn already attached to star.
Currently the series is just titled ‘Y’ but the adaptation is based on ‘Y: The Last Man’, which follows a young man named Yorick Brown, who is apparently the only male remaining alive on Earth after a cataclysmic event kills anything and everything with a Y chromosome. Yorick is then left to search for answers while being protected by the mysterious Agent 355, who was sent to him by his Senator mother.
“’Y: The Last Man’ is a towering achievement among graphic novel storytelling and it’s been rewarding to work with this outstanding team,” said Nick Grad, co-president of FX Networks and FX Productions. “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.”
It’s impossible to know for certain right now how much the television series will veer off course from the original material but ‘Y: The Last Man’ won a mountain of awards during its 60-issue run that went from 2002 until the book ended in 2008.
As of now there’s no word on when ‘Y’ would debut on FX.