Aïda Mashaka Croal and Michael Green announced via Twitter that they were stepping down as showrunners for FX’s upcoming series ‘Y’ based on Brian K. Vaughan and Pia Guerra’s hit DC/Vertigo comic book series ‘Y: The Last Man’. The parting of ways came about due to good ol’ “creative difference” over the direction of the series. The show has been confirmed to still be moving forward with the same cast. The network is simply looking to replace Croal and Green.
— Aida Croal (@mashaka74) April 15, 2019
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Ironically, the ‘Y’ project had been gestating at FX for some time, but it was a pitch from Croal and Green that electrified the network, which then ordered it to series last April. Melina Matsoukas directed the pilot, which stars Barry Keoghan as Yorick Brown, the last male human on Earth, following a mysterious occurrence. Diane Lane was cast as his mother Senator Jennifer Brown, with Imogen Poots portraying Yorick’s sister Hero Brown. Lashana Lynch will portray the pivotal role of Agent 355. The pilot also features Juliana Canfield, Marin Ireland, Amber Tamblyn, and Timothy Hutton as the U.S. President.
In 2017, Green was given Vaughan’s stamp of approval, with him declaring:
“When [Green] first pitched his take on it to Nina Jacobson and me a long time ago, he came in saying he wanted to do something about toxic masculinity. It felt very relevant, and unfortunately, I think it’s only become more relevant with each passing day. His take on it was really brave and very different, but exciting as well. I really admire how audacious he’s been with his translation.”
Green previously served as co-showrunner on Starz’s ‘American Gods’, with Bryan Fuller, but both left the series after Season 1, also due to creative differences.
‘Y’ was already ordered to series, so even without its original showrunners, it is moving forward, but there may be some delays.
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Source: The Hollywood Reporter