In an unexpected shake-up, FX has decided not to move forward with the “Y: The Last Man” series adaptation in “its current form”. The project was ordered to series in February.
Based on Brian K. Vaughn and Pia Guerra‘s acclaimed Vertigo Comics title, the story follows the sole surviving male on Earth after a virus completely wipes out anything with a Y chromosome.
Aida Mashaka Croal and Michael Green, who co-produced the pilot for the show which is, took to Twitter to make the announcement about their exit over creative differences. In a joint statement, the pair says:
“We hoped to reward their talent and their trust not just with success, but with a show that had something to say, in a time when things must be said. As Y fans ourselves, we hope the future allows just that.”
Things don’t end there though. A spokesman tells Variety the network is still moving forward with both the series and the current cast which includes the likes of Barry Keoghan, Diane Lane, Lashana Lynch, Imogen Poots, Amber Tamblyn and Julianna Canfield.
Melina Matsoukas directed the pilot which was shot. Whether it will be retooled, reshot or scrapped altogether isn’t clear at this point. The property has been in development, as either a TV or film, for well over a decade.