‘Y: The Last Man': Barry Keoghan Departs as Lead of FX Series

Comic book adaptation has already changed showrunners

Last Updated: February 6, 2020 @ 12:40 PM

“Y: The Last Man” continues to have problems: Barry Keoghan, who was previously set to star in the FX drama series as Yorick Brown, the titular last man left alive on Earth, is now going to be recast.

The series can’t seem to catch a break — in April, it lost both of its showrunners, Michael Green and Aida Mashaka Croal, who departed over creative differences. Eliza Clark signed on to replace them as new showrunner in June.

The FX adaption, which is simply called “Y,” includes previously announced cast members Diane Lane, Amber Tamblyn, Imogen Poots, Lashana Lynch, Juliana Canfield and Marin Ireland.

Based on the comic “Y: The Last Man” published by 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.”

“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.”

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