FX Networks announced they’re finally preparing to delve into the post-apocalyptic world of Y: The Last Man with a pilot order. The Y: The Last Man pilot is based on the science fiction comic book series of the same name written by Brian K. Vaughan with comic book art by Pia Guerra. The critically acclaimed award-winning comic book series, originally published in 2002, consists of 60 issues.
Y: The Last Man has been in the various stages of development at FX since 2015.
Y: The Last Man, Volume 10: Whys and Wherefores was nominated for a Hugo Award in the Best Graphic Story category in 2009. In 2005 Brian K. Vaughan won the Eisner Award in the Best Writer category for Y: The Last Man, Ex Machina, Runaways, and Ultimate X-Men. Pia Guerra and Jose Marzan, Jr. won the Eisner Award in 2008 in the Best Artist/Penciller/Inker or Penciller/Inker Team. And in 2008 Y: The Last Man was named Best Continuing series at the Eisner Awards.
The pilot will be directed by Melina Matsoukas (Insecure, Master of None). Matsoukas will also serve as an executive producer along with Michael Green (American Gods, Blade Runner 2049, Logan), Aida Mashaka Croal (Luke Cage, Turn), and Color Force’s Nina Jacobson and Brad Simpson (American Crime Story, Pose, The Hunger Games). Comic book creator Brian K. Vaughan is also involved as an executive producer. Green and Mashaka Croal will be the co-showrunners.
The Plot: Y: The Last Man is the saga of Yorick Brown – the only human survivor of a planet-wide plague that instantly kills every mammal possessing a Y chromosome who searches the world for his lost love and the answer to why he’s the last man on earth. (Per Vertigo Comics)