After many years in development, we’re finally getting a screen adaptation of Brian K. Vaughn’s celebrated comic “Y: The Last Man” in the form of an FX TV series titled simply “Y”.
Speaking about the show the other day at the Television Critics Association session, FX CEO John Landgraf explained why the TV series’ title was shortened, saying: “You tend to see one or two-word titles. ‘Y’ seems like a provocative shape. We can do a lot with it graphically. It’s a little mysterious.”
Like the comic, the series begins with a plague that wipes out all men (with the Y chromosome) except for Yorick Brown (Barry Keoghan) and a monkey named Ampersand. Landgraf confirms the series takes place in the present day, and that Ampersand will be rendered mostly digitally.
Diane Lane, Imogen Poots, Barry Keoghan and Timothy Hutton star in the series with Hutton’s casting as the President of the United States obviously a curiosity considering Keoghan will be the only male regular in the series. Landgraf wouldn’t confirm Hutton’s episode count.
Additionally, he offered an update on the third season of the “X-Men” spin-off comic adaptation “Legion”. Creator Noah Hawley has reportedly found time to churn out four scripts for the third season so far. As such there’s no air date planned as yet.