Brian K. Vaughan's Y: The Last Man to Be Adapted as a TV Show at FX

Wednesday, 14 October 2015 - 12:27PM
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Wednesday, 14 October 2015 - 12:27PM
Brian K. Vaughan's Y: The Last Man to Be Adapted as a TV Show at FX
The acclaimed Vertigo comic series Y: The Last Man is headed to television, as FX is developing the title as a live-action TV series. Hunger Games producer Nina Jacobson and World War Z producer Brad Simpson are helming the series, along with Lost and Under the Dome's Brian K. Vaughan, who co-created the comics and will serve as writer and producer.

A film adaptation has been in the works for years, with Shia LaBoeuf and Zachary Levi in talks for the lead role and D.J. Caruso and Evan Trachtenberg set to direct at different points. But after years of languishing in development hell, the project was officially proclaimed dead in September of last year, with the rights reverting back to Vaughan and co-creator Pia Guerra. Trachtenberg said at the time,

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"Like everyone else who's a fan of the series I had always wished it either remain in its comic book form. Or, if it must be made, a TV series would be the only thing that would suffice…"
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Y: The Last Man follows Yorick Brown, an amateur escape artist who is the only male to survive a plague that kills all living beings with a Y chromosome (although his pet monkey survives as well). Society descends into chaos as humanity faces extinction, and Yorick becomes a prized commodity to all sorts of unsavory characters. The series received critical acclaim, as well as an Eisner award and a nomination for the first ever Hugo Award for Best Graphic Story. 

Many fans had already been of the opinion that the source material would be better served as a TV show than a movie, similar to The Walking Dead and Game of Thrones, so this can only be good news. A search is currently underway for a co-writer to serve with Vaughan, and a director has not yet been determined.
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