FX Networks announced Oscar nominee Diane Lane (Unfaithful) will star in the pilot of Y, a new dramatic series based on DC Comics’ Y: The Last Man by Brian K. Vaughan and Pia Guerra. The sci-fi comic book series earned three Eisner Awards as well as the first Hugo Award for Best Graphic Story.
In addition to Lane, the cast of Y will include Barry Keoghan, Imogen Poots, Lashana Lynch, Juliana Canfield, and Marin Ireland. The series’ showrunners are Michael Green (American Gods, Blade Runner 2049, Logan) and Aïda Mashaka Croal (Luke Cage, Turn), with Green, Croal, Nina Jacobson, Brad Simpson, and Brian K. Vaughan serving as executive producers. Melina Matsoukas (Insecure, Master of None) is on board to direct the pilot and will also executive produce.
The Plot and Characters: 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.
- Diane Lane will play “Senator Jennifer Brown.” A Junior Senator in her first term, Senator Brown has already made a name for herself in political circles for her willingness to put personal ideals above politics. She is also the mother of Yorick and Hero Brown.
- Barry Keoghan (Dunkirk) will play “Yorick Brown,” a young man quick to use humor to deflect from his problems who may be the lone male survivor of a worldwide plague.
- Imogen Poots (Frank & Lola) will play “Hero Brown.” A tough and confident EMT, Hero nurses a deep emotional trauma that often leads her to cross personal and professional lines.
- Lashana Lynch (Captain Marvel) will play “Agent 355,” a Secret Service agent who performs the duties of her job with the utmost professionalism, even under the most unexpected set of circumstances.
- Juliana Canfield (Succession) will play “Beth.” A Brooklyn-based knife maker, Beth grew up on a farm and went to New York to experience the big city. She finds something endearing about the hapless Yorick and when they’re together, there’s the undeniable spark of two kids in love.
- Marin Ireland (Sneaky Pete) with play “Nora,” the President’s senior assistant and right hand. She effortlessly balances family life with a job navigating the corridors of power.