Y: THE LAST MAN is in Trouble Again as Showrunners Part Ways with FX Adaptation
If you’re excited for Y, the FX adaptation of Y: The Last Man, you may need to start saying some prayers that it gets made. Showrunners Aïda Mashaka Croal and Michael Green are no longer a part of the series, citing creative differences. They took to Twitter to explain:
It needs to be noted, though, that Variety has received confirmation from FX that they are still planning on making the show with the current cast which includes Juliana Canfield, Marin Ireland, Barry Keoghan, Diane Lane, Lashana Lynch, Imogen Poots, Nick Grad, Timothy Hutton, and Amber Tamblyn.
The story is set in a post-apocalyptic world in which “a cataclysmic event has decimated every male save for one lone human. The new world order of women will explore gender, race, class and survival.“
Keoghan will play Yorick Brown, "the main character from the graphic novels on which the show is based. He is described as a young man quick to use humor to deflect from his problems who may be the lone male survivor of a worldwide plague."
Poots will play Hero Brown, Yorick’s sister. "She is a tough and confident EMT who nurses a deep emotional trauma that often leads her to cross personal and professional lines."
Lane will take on the role of Senator Jennifer Brown, Yorick and Hero’s mother. "A Junior Senator in her first term, Senator Brown has already made a name for herself in political circles for her willingness to put personal ideals above politics."
Lynch will play Agent 355, "a Secret Service agent who performs the duties of her job with the utmost professionalism, even under the most unexpected set of circumstances."
Canfield will play Beth. "A Brooklyn-based knife maker, Beth grew up on a farm and went to New York to experience the big city. She finds something endearing about the hapless Yorick and when they’re together, there’s the undeniable spark of two kids in love."
Tamblyn will play Mariette Callows who is the daughter of the US president “who has been groomed for a career in politics and to uphold her father's conservative values.”
Then there's Ireland, who will play Nora, "the President’s senior assistant and right hand. She effortlessly balances family life with a job navigating the corridors of power."
Hutton is said to only appear in the pilot episode as the U.S. President.
FX is hoping to debut Y in 2020, and hopefully they can still pull it off.