After years of development ended with stalled production, the rights to “Y the Last Man” reverted back to creator Brian K. Vaughn in 2014. Then, late last year, new hope for a live-action adaptation of the beloved comic series arose when FX announced that they’d entered development on an ongoing “Y” TV series. Now, during the winter Television Critics Association press tour, FX CEO John Landgraf has provided a fresh update on the show.
As Landgraf told IGN (via ComicBook.com), there’s a host of creatives itching to get to work on the series. “There’s a kind of a scrum of interest in that. We’ve had a number of producers and writers who really want to participate in that.”
Vaughn, who will serve as executive producer, will have his pick of all interested parties to work with him on the show, a decision which shouldn’t be too far off. “Ultimately, it’s Brian’s call who he wants to work with and I think that’ll come out soon,” Landgraf said.
Vaughn created “Y the Last Man” with artist Pia Guerra in 2002. The series followed a young man named Yorick and his monkey Ampersand, the only two males to survive a mysterious event that kills off every mammal on Earth carrying a Y chromosome. The Vertigo release ran for 60 issues from 2002 to 2008.