FX’s Y: The Last Man Adaptation Finds New Showrunner

by Erik Amaya

In case you were wondering if FX’s Y: The Last Man adaptation was still happening, rest assured. FX has found a new showrunner for the series.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, The Killing‘s Eliza Clark will replace Aida Croal and Michael Green, who left the series in April after FX announced it would not go forward with the series “in its current form.” Nonetheless, the network began a search to replace Croal and Green immediately with the intention of continuing the program with the previously announced cast.

Based on the Vertigo comic book by Brian K. Vaughn and Pia Guerra, the series is set in a world in which nearly all the mammals with the Y chromosome suddenly die. Remaining males Yorick Brown (Barry Keoghan) and his pet monkey Ampersand travel with a former government agent and a geneticist across the partially collapsed United States — and then the world — to find out why they survived and if they can salvage the human race before almost certain extinction. Diane Lane plays Senator Brown, Yorick’s mother in a cast which includes Imogen Poots, Lashana Lynch, Juliana Canfield, Marin Ireland, and Amber Tamblyn.

Presumably, the cast list will remain unchanged as FX planned to retain their services even after the original showrunners’ departures. But it is always possible Clark may want to change some faces before the series finally makes it to air.

A Y television series has long been in the works. Its prospects looked up with FX president John Landgraff announced a series order back in February of 2018 with the Croal and Green’s exits only marking the latest bump in the projects long road to production. If everything works out from here, expect the series to debut on FX sometime in 2020.

Erik Amaya

Host of Tread Perilously and a Film/TV Writer at Comicon.com and Rotten Tomatoes. A former staff writer at CBR and Bleeding Cool, and a contributing writer at Fanbase Press and Monkeys Fighting Robots. Voice of Puppet Tommy on The Room Responds. A seeker of the Seastone Chair and the owner of a Legion Flight Ring. Sorted into Gryffindor, which came as some surprise.

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