Following the departure of showrunners Michael Green and Aïda Mashaka Croal from FX's adaptation of Y: The Last Man in April, the network has revealed who will replace them.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, FX began a search for Green and Croal's replacement shortly after their departure and has now tapped Eliza Clark as showrunner. Clark, who is known for her work on such series as Animal Kingdom and The Killing, will write and executive produce. Despite the change-up, the series will, as originally planned, shoot for a 2020 premiere date.
"A decade ago I devoured the complete Y: The Last Man series cover to cover, imagining how it might take shape on screen," Clark said. "It introduced me to the amazing work of Brian K. Vaughan and Pia Guerra and the complex, fascinating world of Y. I'm thrilled to tell this story and to be working with this immensely talented cast."
Based on Y: The Last Man, the critically-acclaimed early 2000s Vertigo Comics series by Brian K. Vaughan and Pia Guerra, the series would've followed 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. Vaughan previously said he wants someone who loves the source material but is willing to change it where necessary.
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.