In a new posting on Instagram, comic book creator Brian K. Vaughan has shared a short update on how FX’s series adaptation of his celebrated graphic novel series “Y: The Last Man” is progressing.
The story is set in a post-apocalyptic world wherein a cataclysmic event has killed every male mammal save for one lone human – an escape artist named Yorick Brown. Brown and his Capuchin monkey, Ampersand, find themselves in a greatly changed world that is now dominated by women.
The series will subsequently traverse a world of women – exploring gender, race, class, and survival. The show underwent some key producer changes not long ago, and despite that “Y” is still reportedly on track for its scheduled debut in 2020. Vaughan says:
“The show must go on! Sorry for two Hollywood sellout posts in one day, but I just got back from the writers’ room for Y (still coming to FX in 2020!), and I’m very pleased to say the series is in excellent hands with new showrunner Eliza Clark and her intimidating squad of all-stars.
TV is goddamn hard, and if the last 17 years have taught co-creator Pia Guerra and me anything, it’s that our story is particularly challenging to adapt, so I’m very grateful to everyone who’s helped get Yorick & Co. this far, especially Michael Green and Aida Croal. Anyway, stay tuned, very good (monkey) s–t coming your way soon.”
Barry Keoghan, Diane Lane, Imogen Poots, Lashana Lynch, Amber Tamblyn, Juliana Canfield and Marin Ireland co-star. Melina Matsoukas directed the pilot.