The long trek towards a live-action adaptation for Y: The Last Man has often seemed like a "one step forward, two steps back" situation. While FX's announced adaptation, simply called Y, is as close as it's ever been, the project hasn't been without its own road bumps. Recently, however, series co-creator Vaughan appeared to reaffirm the team's commitment to their adaptation.
"I just got back from the writers' room for Y (still coming to FX in 2020!), and I'm very pleased to say the series is in excellent hands with new showrunner [Eliza Clark] and her intimidating squad of all-stars," Vaughan wrote in an Instagram update last week. "TV is goddamn hard... Anyway, stay tuned, very good (monkey) shit coming your way soon."
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The show must go on! Sorry for two Hollywood sellout posts in one day, but I just got back from the writers’ room for Y (still coming to FX in 2020!), and I’m very pleased to say the series is in excellent hands with new showrunner @elizaaclarkw and her intimidating squad of all-stars. TV is goddamn hard, and if the last 17 years have taught co-creator @pia.guerra and me anything, it’s that our story is particularly challenging to adapt, so I’m very grateful to everyone who’s helped get Yorick & Co. this far, especially Michael Green and Aïda Croal. Anyway, stay tuned, very good (monkey) shit coming your way soon. #ythelastman #fx #ampersand #poop
Earlier this summer, FX announced the departure of the project's showrunners Michael Green and Aïda Mashaka Croal, while vowing that production would continue as planned. In June, the network seemed to hold true to their promise by announcing new showrunner Eliza Clark, who is known for crime dramas The Killing and Animal Kingdom.
Based on Y: The Last Man, the critically-acclaimed early 2000s Vertigo Comics series by Brian K. Vaughan and Pia Guerra, the series follows Yorick Brown and his pet Capuchin monkey Ampersand as they navigate a world where a plague has wiped out every other male mammal on Earth.
Y stars Diane Lane as Senator Jennifer Brown, Barry Keoghan as Yorick Brown, Imogen Poots as Hero Brown, Lashana Lynch as Agent 355, Juliana Canfield as Beth, Marin Ireland as Nora, Amber Tamblyn as Mariette Callows and Timothy Hutton as the U.S. President. The series is expected to premiere on FX in 2020.