The long-awaited adaptation of Brian K. Vaughan’s lauded graphic novel Y: The Last Man has been kicking around development hell for what seems like an eternity, and with the post apocalyptic tale of one man and his monkey finally heading to U.S. small-screens on FX this September, UK audiences might have worried they’d have an even longer wait to see it. Fear not, because it has just been revealed that the show will stream on Disney+ in the UK.
Today Disney announced that Y: The Last Man, will begin streaming through the Star offering on Disney+ in the UK, with the first three episodes available on September 22nd, and new episodes every Wednesday.
Y: The Last Man takes place in a post-apocalyptic world where everyone and every animal with a Y chromosome has disappeared save for the lead character and his pet monkey. The series has been in development for quite some time with FX having filmed a pilot nearly two years ago. However, the network underwent an extensive ‘retooling’ of the series, recasting several of the roles that included main character Yorrick and making his pet monkey Ampersand a CGI creation.
Y: The Last Man stars Ben Schnetzer as Yorick, Ashley Romans as Agent 355, Diana Bang as Dr. Allison Mann, Olivia Thirlby as Yorick’s sister Hero and Diane Lane as Yorick’s mother, Congresswoman Jennifer Brown.
Based on DC Comics’ acclaimed series by Brian K. Vaughan and Pia Guerra, Y: The Last Man traverses a post-apocalyptic world in which a cataclysmic event decimates every mammal with a Y chromosome but for one cisgender man and his pet monkey. The series follows the survivors in this new world as they struggle with their efforts to restore what was lost and the opportunity to build something better.
Y: The Last Man’s first three episodes will be available from September 22nd on Disney+.