Today, Brian K. Vaughan is probably best known for his trippy sci-fi comic “Saga,” but that is far from the only modern classic he has penned. Besides being the creator of Marvel’s “Runaways” (soon to be a series on Hulu) and the writer of “Doctor Strange: The Oath,” a major influence on the recent “Doctor Strange” film, Vaughan is also the writer of the Eisner Award-winning Vertigo series, “Y: The Last Man.” After going through a number of creative changes over the years, it looks as though the TV adaptation of the series is finally moving ahead with a showrunner.
FX has selected Michael Green, who along with Bryan Fuller (“Hannibal”), is showrunner of the upcoming Starz adaptation of Neil Gaiman’s “American Gods.” According to The Hollywood Reporter, “Y: The Last Man” will be produced by Nina Jacobson and Brad Simpson — the team behind FX’s “The People v. O.J. Simpson,” which the network was reportedly very pleased with.
“Y: The Last Man” tells the story of Yorick Brown, who is the last man on Earth after a mysterious malady wipes out every mammal with a Y chromosome. Alongside a top secret agent, an expert on human cloning, and Yorick’s pet (male) monkey Ampersand, Yorick decides they just may be able to save the future of humanity. Yorick has other hopes, though. His girlfriend was on the other side of the world when the calamity hit, and he just wants to marry her. While the comic manages to be a science fiction and an action adventure, it is also a solid love story in its own right
“Y: The Last Man” hasn’t been given a release date. However, in the meantime, the comic series is available in multiple collections from DC Comics.
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