FX’s long-in-development series ‘Y’, based on the Vertigo Comics series ‘Y: The Last Man’, has found a new showrunner. Eliza Clark replaces Aïda Mashaka Croal and Michael Green who announced they were leaving the series in April, due to “creative differences.” ‘Y’ was ordered to series in February.
Among Clark’s credits are the series ‘Animal Kingdom’, ‘Extant’, and ‘The Killing’. She will also serve as a writer and executive producer.
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“A decade ago I devoured the complete ‘Y: The Last Man’ series cover to cover, imagining how it might take shape on screen. It introduced me to the amazing work of Brian K. Vaughan and Pia Guerra and the complex, fascinating world of ‘Y.’ I’m thrilled to tell this story and to be working with this immensely talented cast.”
Speaking of that cast, Barry Keoghan stars as Yorick Brown, the last male human on Earth, following a mysterious occurrence. Diane Lane appears 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. Melina Matsoukas directed the pilot.
Nina Jacobson and Brad Simpson of Color Force and Vaughan also serve as executive producers on the series. Nellie Reed serves as producer.
FX Entertainment co-president of original programming, Nick Grad, stated:
“Eliza Clark is an enormously talented writer and producer whose ambitious vision for ‘Y’ will only enhance the mystique and allure of this powerful story. We are thrilled to have her on board and partner with this stellar cast, Brian, Nina, Brad, and Melina.”
While the show is in development, last August, it was announced that the TV adaptation would simply be known as ‘Y’, dropping the tag ‘The Last Man’, because… they wanted it to be impossible to find with a Google search?
At any rate, just plain ‘Y’ is expected to debut next year.