Amber Tamblyn has joined the cast of FX’s drama pilot “Y” in a starring role.
The “Paint It Black” director will play Mariette Callows, the daughter of the president of the United States who has been groomed for a career in politics and to uphold her father’s conservative values.
The long-in-the-works project based on Brian K. Vaughan and Pia Guerra’s “Y: The Last Man” comic book series traverses a post-apocalyptic world in which a cataclysmic event has decimated every male mammal save for one lone human.
Diane Lane, Barry Keoghan, Imogen Poots, Lashana Lynch, Juliana Canfield and Marin Ireland are also set to star.
“American Gods” and “Blade Runner 2049” writer Michael Green will serve as co-showrunner on the project alongside Aida Mashaka Croal. They will executive produce alongside Vaughan, director Melina Matsoukas, and Nina Jacobson and Brad Simpson of Color Force. FX and Green have long been in development on the project, with FX first attempting to the adapt the acclaimed comic in 2015 and Green coming aboard a year later. “Y: The Last Man” is produced by FX Productions.
The original comic series ran for 60 issues, beginning in 2002. It received three Eisner Awards, and received the first Hugo Award for Best Graphic Story for its tenth volume.