Having been in development at the network for several years now, FX has announced that it has finally granted a pilot order to Y, an adaptation of Brian K. Vaughan’s acclaimed comic book series Y: The Last Man.
The pilot has been written by Michael Green (American Gods, Blade Runner 2049), who will serve as co-showrunner alongside Aida Mashaka Croal (Luke Cage), as well as executive producing with Vaughan and Nina Jacobson and Brad Simpson (American Crime Story). Melina Matsoukas (Master of None) will direct.
Y: The Last Man ran for 60 issues between 2002 and 2008 and follows escape artist Yorick Brown and his pet monkey Ampersand, the last two surviving males on Earth after a mysterious plague wipes out the world’s male chromosomes.
New Line Cinema first acquired the rights to Y: The Last Man in 2007 and spent several years attempting to get a feature film adaptation off the ground with directors such as D.J. Caruso (Disturbia) and Dan Trachtenberg (10 Cloverfield Lane).
FX Networks first became involved in 2015, with Green subsequently boarding the project in November 2016.