The troubled adaptation of “Y: The Last Man” continues to struggle at FX with lead star Barry Keoghan now leaving the series before it goes into production…
“Y: The Last Man” will need a new leading man.
Barry Keoghan — who signed onto star in the adaptation of the comic book by Brian K. Vaughan and Pia Guerra back in 2018 — has officially exited the series before production began. The series currently just titled “Y” was picked up by FX but the show has been mired in issues ever since the original showrunners, Michael Green and Aïda Mashaka Croal, split from the project. Eliza Clark was eventually hired as the new showrunner but problems have still persisted after FX picked up the show for a full series back in February 2019.
Actually the problems with a “Y: The Last Man” adaptation goes back several years with numerous attempts to bring the comic book to life on both the big and small screen have come up short. At one point, Shia LeBeouf was briefly attached to star in a film adaptation of “Y: The Last Man” but that never got off the ground either.
“Y: The Last Man” is a post apocalyptic drama set in the aftermath of an extinction level event that wipes out the entire male species minus one man — Yorick Brown — and his pet Capuchin monkey named Ampersand. Keoghan was set to play Yorick with Diane Lane in the role as his mother, who is a U.S. Senator. Keoghan was best known for his past roles in “Dunkirk” and “The Killing of a Sacred Deer” and he also has a part in the upcoming Marvel Studios feature, “The Eternals.”
As of now, Lane is still attached to the role along with Imogen Poots, Lashana Lynch, Juliana Canfield, along with Marin Ireland and Amber Tamblyn, who are still expected to star in “Y” once it goes into production.
There’s still no word how far away that date might be now that the casting process has started over again following Keoghan’s exit from the series.