Here’s a project that’s been in development on some level for well over a decade now. Y: The Last Man started out at New Line Cinema with David S. Goyer attached to produce. In 2013, Dan Trachtenberg (10 Cloverfield Lane) was attached to direct the flick on the heels of his hit short film, “Portal: No Escape,” but nothing ever came of that.
New Line’s rights lapsed, and since then, FX has been working on adapting the 60-issue comic series for a TV series. Now, Variety is reporting that the network has ordered a pilot for the series, which is great news!
Set to showrun are Michael Green (American Gods) and Aida Mashaka (Luke Cage). They will also be serving as executive producers alongside Nina Jacobson, Brad Simpson, and author Brian K. Vaughn. Set to direct the pilot is Melina Matsoukas, who directed last year’s “Thanksgiving” episode of Master of None, which was an AMAZING piece of work, if you haven’t checked it out yet.
Clearly, there’s a lot of talent on board this series, and given that it’s on the network that has birthed the likes of Legion, I have confidence it’ll be one worth checking out, even if you aren’t familiar with the source material.
Below is the official synopsis for the comic series:
“This is the saga of Yorick Brown—the only human survivor of a planet-wide plague that instantly kills every mammal possessing a Y chromosome. Accompanied by a mysterious government agent, a brilliant young geneticist and his pet monkey, Ampersand, Yorick travels the world in search of his lost love and the answer to why he’s the last man on earth.”
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