“American Gods” co-showrunner Michael Green has been hired to serve as showrunner and co-write the script for the TV series adaptation of Brian K. Vaughan’s famed comic mini-series “Y: The Last Man” for FX. Vaughan himself will co-write the ongoing drama series adaptation of his work which is still in development at the network.
The 60-issue comic follows young amateur escape artist Yorick Brown and his pet monkey Ampersand, the last two men on Earth. Something simultaneously kills every mammal on Earth possessing a Y chromosome – including embryos, fertilized eggs, and even sperm.
Society is plunged into chaos as infrastructures collapse and the surviving women everywhere deal with the loss of men. Yorick goes on a mission to find his girlfriend Beth, who was on vacation in Australia.
Attempts have been made for years to adapt the property as a movie. DJ Caruso (“Disturbia”), Louis Leterrier (“The Incredible Hulk”) and Dan Trachtenberg were previously attached as directors while Shia LaBeouf and Alicia Keys were linked as stars to earlier versions.
King’s name is about to be everywhere. Having previously served as showrunner on NBC’s short-lived but acclaimed Ian McShane-led drama “Kings,” he’s now penned the script for a bunch of features coming in the next two years including “Logan,” “Murder on the Orient Express” and “Blade Runner 2049”.
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