In April 2018, FX gave a pilot order to Y: The Last Man based on the popular comic book series. Today, the network’s confirmed the series is moving forward. FX has placed a first season order for Y and is targeting a 2020 premiere.
The Y: The Last Man comics by Brian K. Vaughan and Pia Guerra premiered in 2002. The 60 issue comic book series has earned three Eisner Awards and achieved the first ever Hugo Award for Best Graphic Story for Y: The Last Man, Volume 10.
Diane Lane leads a cast that includes Barry Keoghan, Imogen Poots, Lashana Lynch, Juliana Canfield, Marin Ireland and Amber Tamblyn. Michael Green (American Gods, Blade Runner 2049, Logan) and Aïda Mashaka Croal (Luke Cage, Turn) are the season one showrunners and serve as executive producers. Brian K. Vaughan, Nina Jacobson, and Brad Simpson developed the series and also executive produce. The pilot episode was directed by executive producer Melina Matsoukas (Insecure, Master of None).
“Y: The Last Man is a towering achievement among graphic novel storytelling and it’s been rewarding to work with this outstanding team,” said Co-President of Original Programming, FX Networks and FX Productions Nick 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,” said showrunners Croal and Green. “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.”
Executive producers 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.”
All of the men are dead. But one. Y 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.