Barry Keoghan (“Dunkirk,” “The Killing of a Sacred Deer,” “American Animals”) has exited the lead role in “Y,” FX’s planned series adaptation of Brian K. Vaughan and Pia Guerra’s acclaimed comic “Y: The Last Man”.
Long in the works in one form or another, the current version was ordered to series by FX in February last year after at least another year in development and over a decade of aborted film adaptations.
Keoghan was to play Yorick Brown, the sole male survivor in a post-apocalyptic world in which a cataclysmic event has decimated every being with a Y chromosome except Yorick and his pet monkey.
Diane Lane remains as the female lead of an ensemble cast which also includes Imogen Poots, Lashana Lynch, Juliana Canfield, Marin Ireland and Amber Tamblyn.
Eliza Clark (“The Killing”) remains onboard as showrunner. Keoghan will be seen later this year in Marvel Studios’ “Eternals” and David Lowery’s “Green Knight”.