FX has placed a series order for sci-fi drama “Y,” starring Diane Lane and Amber Tamblyn, Nick Grad and Eric Schrier, Presidents of Original Programming, FX Networks and FX Productions announced Monday during the Television Critics Association’s press tour. The show is slated to premiere in 2020.
Based on the comic “Y: The Last Man” published on DC Comics’ Vertigo imprint and created by Brian K. Vaughan and Pia Guerra, the series “traverses a post-apocalyptic world in which a cataclysmic event has decimated every male save for one lone human. The new world order of women will explore gender, race, class and survival.”
Along with Lane and Tamblyn, “Y” also stars Barry Keoghan, Imogen Poots, Lashana Lynch, Juliana Canfield with Marin Ireland and Amber Tamblyn.
Michael Green (“American Gods,” “Blade Runner 2049,” “Logan”) and Aïda Mashaka Croal (“Luke Cage,” “Turn”) serve and showrunners and will executive produce the series, which hails from FX Productions, alongside Nina Jacobson and Brad Simpson of Color Force (“American Crime Story,” “Pose,” “Crazy Rich Asians”) and Vaughn, who developed the series.
Melina Matsoukas (“Insecure,” “Master of None,” “Beyoncé: Formation”) directed the pilot episode and will also executive produce.
“Y: The Last Man is a towering achievement among graphic novel storytelling and it’s been rewarding to work with this outstanding team,” said Grad. “Michael Green and Aïda Mashaka Croal have partnered with Nina Jacobson and Brad Simpson to deliver a stunning new expression of this fascinating and timely story. Melina Matsoukas, who directed the pilot, did an incredible job bringing it to life with Diane Lane and this stellar cast.”
“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. “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.”
Jacobson and Simpson added, “Y is our favorite comic book series ever and we are thrilled to FINALLY bring it to the screen. 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.”
“Y: The Last Man” is a 60-issue science fiction comic book series which began publishing in 2002. It is the recipient of three Eisner Awards, and received the first Hugo Award for Best Graphic Story for “Y: The Last Man, Volume 10.”