The cast for Michael Green and Brian K. Vaughan‘s pilot of ‘Y: The Last Man‘ has been finalized and I’m sure the executives at FX are loving what they’re seeing so far. The graphic novel is a long-standing fan-favorite that will be an interesting part of the network’s lineup. However, it should be a fit for some of the darker shows which FX has cultivated over the years.
With the casting officially revealed we know that the following actors will appear in the pilot: Diane Lane (‘Man of Steel’,’Jumper’), Barry Keoghan (‘The Killing of a Sacred Deer’,’Dunkirk’), Imogen Poots (‘Green Room’,’28 Weeks Later’), Lashana Lynch (‘Captain Marvel’,’Brotherhood’), Juliana Canfield (‘Succession’,’Plain Fiction’), and Marin Ireland (‘Sneaky Pete’,’Homeland’.)
As for the characters, Lane is playing Senator Jennifer Brown who is Yorick’s mother and puts ideals above politics. Keoghan is playing Yorick and will be central to the series. Poots is Hero Brown, Yorick’s sister who is suffering from emotional trauma. Lynch is Agent 355 from the Secret Service and always performs her duties even when things get strange. Canfield is going to play Beth. She is a knife maker and is Yorick’s love interest. Ireland will be playing Nora who is the president’s senior assistant.
The comic that the series will be based on was released by DC’s Vertigo in 2002 and follows Yorick Brown who is the last surviving human that has a Y chromosome as well as his monkey named Ampersand . Together, they set out to investigate what wiped out the male chromosome. The comic ran for 60-issues giving plenty of source material for an ongoing series.
FX is describing the show as “a post-apocalyptic world in which a cataclysmic event has decimated every male mammal save for one lone human. The new world order of women will explore gender, race, class, and survival.”
Are you looking forward to checking out ‘Y: The Last Man’? Do you feel that they’ll be able to stick to the source material as Brian K. Vaughan is involved or will he change things up for television? Share your thoughts below!
Source: The Hollywood Reporter