After putting together a pilot episode last year, we’ve learned today that FX is now officially adapting the acclaimed post-apocalyptic science fiction DC comic book series “Y: The Last Man” as a TV series titled “Y,“ with Deadline reporting that the project has been ordered to series.
The series, from FX Productions, is slated to premiere in 2020.
Diane Lane (Unfaithful, Under the Tuscan Sun), Amber Tamblyn (“Two and a Half Men”), 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.