He’s finally here.
Y, the small-screen adaptation of the critically acclaimed comic book series Y: The Last Man by Brian K. Vaughn and Pia Guerra, has been ordered to series at FX after more than a decade in development hell. (Remember when Shia LaBeouf was attached?)
Even better: FX has shared a first photo, one that looks like a panel straight from the source material. In it, Yorick (Dunkirk’s Barry Keoghan), the titular survivor of an apocalyptic event that wiped out all men (and males of every species), treads through a street littered with corpses, dressed in a poncho with a gas-mask on and his trusted capuchin (and last male monkey), Ampersand, in tow.
The look hews closely to the comic books’ rendition of Yorick and his companion:
In the comics, scores of survivors don gas masks in the early days after the apocalypse, unsure if a contagion in the air caused the event. Yorick, realizing he may be the last man, disguises himself with the mask and continues wearing it even after most women stop in order to traverse the new world order.
Executive-produced by Michael Green (Logan, Blade Runner 2049) and Aïda Mashaka Croal (Luke Cage), who serve as showrunners, the series also stars Diane Lane as Yorick’s mother, Imogen Poots, Lashana Lynch, Juliana Canfield, Marin Ireland, and Amber Tamblyn. The pilot was directed by Melina Matsoukas, who serves as an EP alongside Nina Jacobson, Brad Simpson, and Vaughn.
“Brian and Pia’s exploration of a world without men is a favorite for its depth, its humor, its insights and its monkey,” said Croal and Green in a statement. “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.”
Y will premiere in 2020.