All hail, Timothy Hutton. The ‘American Crime’ actor will appear as the President of the United States in the pilot for FX’s adaptation of the DC/Vertigo post-apocalyptic comic book series ‘Y: The Last Man’.
Hutton won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his role as Conrad in 1980’s ‘Ordinary People’. Hutton became a Reagan Era star in films such as ‘Taps’, ‘The Falcon and the Snowman’ and ‘Everybody’s All-American’. He has continued to work steadily since on programs such as ‘Leverage’ and Amazon’s upcoming ‘Jack Ryan’ series and movies like ‘Beautiful Girls’ and ‘The Good Shepherd’. He will next be seen in Netflix’s ‘The Haunting Of Hill House’ and in the Steve Carell drama ‘Beautiful Boy’. He is joining the upcoming season of ‘How To Get Away With Murder’ as a series regular.
Considering the premise of ‘Y: The Last Man’, Hutton is most likely only making this one appearance in the pilot. ‘Y’ is based on the comic book by Bryan K. Vaughn and Pia Guerra and chronicles the travels of Yorick Brown (who will be played by ‘Dunkirk”s Barry Koeghan), the last living man on Earth and his pet monkey Ampersand. In this strange new reality, Y becomes a target and is entrusted to the protection of the enigmatic Agent 355 (‘Captain Marvel”s Lashana Lynch). Diane Lane plays Y’s mother Senator Jennifer Brown, while his sister Hero is played by Imogen Poots. The cast also includes Amber Tamblyn, Marin Ireland and Juliana Canfield.
Michael Green (‘American Gods’) and Aïda Mashaka Croal (‘Luke Cage’) will serve as showrunners and Executive Producers. Green wrote the pilot, which will be directed by Melina Matsoukas.
So far, only a pilot has been ordered, but if FX likes how it turns out, a series could be ordered, which could begin airing next fall.