Y: The Last Man TV Adaptation To Keep Ampersand But Lose Subtitle
by Erik Amaya
It is FX’s day to shine at the Television Critics Association summer press tour. And during his annual talk, FX chief John Landgraf offered a few hints about the network’s upcoming adaptation of Bryan K. Vaughn and Pia Guerra’s Y: The Last Man. For one thing, it will just be called Y with the subtitle removed entirely.
“I guess you tend to see one word, two word titles for television shows,” Landgraf said of the choice to drop “The Last Man” from the title, according to Slashfilm. “Not always, Orange is the New Black [for example]. Y seems like a provocative shape. We can do a lot with it graphically.” A striking single letter could make an impression when painted on the side of hotel at next year’s Comic-Con International: San Diego.
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 is set to play Senator Brown, Yorick’s mother, in a cast which includes Imogen Poots, Lashana Lynch, Juliana Canfield and Marin Ireland.
And while the title has been changed, Landgraf confirmed Ampersand will be a character in the adaptation with executive producer Michael Green adding an animal has already been cast in the part.
Can confirm: The monkey has been cast. 🙈🙉🙊 https://t.co/ep35p60JgL
— Michael Green (@andmichaelgreen) August 3, 2018
It is unclear how quickly the series will make it to the screen as FX has been developing Y for nearly three years.