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Y - Y: The Last Man Comic Book Adaptation from Michael Green Receives Pilot Order by FX



X Networks Orders Pilot for "Y"

Michael Green and Aida Mashaka Croal Will Serve as Co-Showrunners and Executive Produce with Melina Matsoukas, Nina Jacobson, Brad Simpson and Brian K. Vaughan

Based On The Comic Book Series Y: The Last Man

Matsoukas Will Direct The Pilot

LOS ANGELES, April 5, 2018 - FX Networks has ordered a pilot for Y based on the acclaimed post-apocalyptic science fiction comic book series Y: The Last Man, it was announced today by Eric Schrier and Nick Grad, Presidents of Original Programming for FX Networks and FX Productions. Melina Matsoukas will direct the pilot, which will be produced by FX Productions.

Michael Green (American Gods, Blade Runner 2049, Logan) and Aida Mashaka Croal (Luke Cage, Turn) will serve as Co-Showrunners and will Executive Produce along with Matsoukas (Insecure, Master of None, Beyonce: Formation), Nina Jacobson and Brad Simpson of Color Force (American Crime Story, Pose, The Hunger Games) and Brian K. Vaughan (Y: The Last Man, Marvel's Runaways, Saga), who have been working together to develop the series.

All of the men are dead. But one. Based on the DC comic book series by Brian K. Vaughan and Pia Guerra, Y traverses a world of women -- exploring gender, race, class and survival.

Y: The Last Man is a 60-issue science fiction comic book series published beginning in 2002. It received three Eisner Awards, and received the first Hugo Award for Best Graphic Story for Y: The Last Man, Volume 10.

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The project, whose theme is pretty timely, had been on slow-track development because of Green’s busy schedule. Work on it accelerated after Green, along with Bryan Fuller, in late November stepped down as showrunners on Starz’s American Gods. This past January, FX Networks CEO John Landgraf praised Green’s script and was optimistic about the project’s chances of getting a green light.


Y: The Last Man ranks as one of the most critically acclaimed comic book series of all time. The DC Comics/Vertigo title was first launched in 2002 and revolves around Yorick Brown — the last surviving human with a Y chromosome — and his Capuchin monkey, Ampersand. The series follows escape artist Yorick after the mysterious plague as he sets out to find what might have wiped out the world's male chromosomes. The series, written and created by Vaughan and artist Pia Guerra, ran for 60 issues and has been collected in multiple graphic novels. Here's FX's formal description of the potential series: "All of the men are dead. But one. Y traverses a world of women — exploring gender, race, class and survival.

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