FX has ordered a live-action series based on Brian K. Vaughan and Pia Guerra’s critically acclaimed 2002 comic, Y: The Last Man. Simply entitled, Y, the series is expected to premiere on the network sometime in 2020.
Dunkirk’s Barry Keoghan stars as Yorick, the lone male survivor of a cataclysmic event living in a post-apocalyptic world. The series also stars Diane Lane as Yorick’s mother, U.S. Senator Jennifer Brown, Imogen Poots as Yorick’s sister Hero, Lashana Lynch as Agent 355, Juliana Canfield as Beth, Marin Ireland as Nora, and Amber Tamblyn as Mariette Callows.
Y is co-created, written, and executive produced by Michael Green (American Gods) and Aïda Mashaka Croal (Luke Cage), who also will serve as co-showrunners on the series. They are joined by executive producers and developers Nina Jacobson and Brad Simpson (Crazy Rich Asians) and Vaughan. Master of None’s Melina Matsoukas will direct the pilot episode and serve as executive producer.
“Brian and Pia’s exploration of a world without men is a favorite for its depth, its humor, its insights, and its monkey,” Croal and Green said in a statement. “Adapted today it offers us a cracked mirror to look at our own very cracked world. We thank them for their trust – we thank FX for their support – and we thank the casting gods for letting us work with this incredible group of actors.”
“Y is our favorite comic book series ever and we are thrilled to finally bring it to the screen,” added Jacobson and Simpson. “We are grateful that Brian entrusted it to us and FX, and can’t wait for the world to see Michael and Aïda’s adaptation.”