An adaptation of Brian K. Vaughan’s beloved sci-fi comic “Y: The Last Man” has been in the works for over a decade, first in film and now more recently for TV.
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 try to cope with the loss of the men. Yorick goes on a mission to find his girlfriend Beth, who was on vacation in Australia.
At last report late last year, the series was setup at FX with “Logan” and “Blade Runner 2049” scribe Michael Green set to pen the script alongside Vaughan.
Now, speaking at the Television Critics Association press tour, FX’s President of Original Programming Nick Gad offered a brief update to IGN: “We’re supposed to get a script in the next couple months […] It’s going to be an ongoing series.”
Nina Jacobson and Brad Simpson will produce. The likes of D.J. Caruso (“xXx: The Return of Xander Cage”), Louis Leterrier (“Grimsby”) and Dan Trachtenberg (“10 Cloverfield Lane”) were previously attached as directors to the film adaptations.