FX is adapting the acclaimed post-apocalyptic science fiction DC comic book series “Y: The Last Man” as a potential TV series titled “Y,“ and Deadline reports today that Amber Tamblyn has joined the cast of the pilot episode. Tamblyn will play Mariette Callows.
Daughter of the President of the United States, Mariette has been groomed for a career in politics and to uphold her father’s conservative values.
Diane Lane (Unfaithful, Under the Tuscan Sun), Barry Keoghan (The Killing of a Sacred Deer, Dunkirk), Imogen Poots (Green Room, Frank & Lola), Lashana Lynch (Captain Marvel, Bulletproof), Juliana Canfield (Succession) and Marin Ireland (Sneaky Pete, Hell or High Water) round out the ensemble cast.
Based on the DC Comics series by Brian K. Vaughan and Pia Guerra, “Y” traverses a post-apocalyptic world in which a cataclysmic event has decimated every male mammal save for one lone human. The new world order of women will explore gender, race, class and survival.
Michael Green (American Gods, Blade Runner 2049, Logan) and Aïda Mashaka Croal (Luke Cage, Turn) serve as Showrunners and Executive Producers. Nina Jacobson and Brad Simpson of Color Force (American Crime Story, Pose, The Hunger Games) and Brian K. Vaughan are Executive Producers and developed the series. Melina Matsoukas (Insecure, Master of None, Beyonce: Formation) directed the pilot episode and also serves as Executive Producer. Y is produced by FX Productions.
“Y: The Last Man” is a 60-issue science fiction comic book series published beginning in 2002. It received three Eisner Awards, and received the first Hugo Award for Best Graphic Story for Y: The Last Man, Volume 10.