FX ‘Y: The Last Man’ Series Taps ‘American Gods’ Showrunner
It’s been some time since we’ve had any update on FX’s long-developing iteration of an even longer-developing Y: The Last Man TV series, and if ever we needed a TV series with powerful women at its center, now’s the time. To wit, reports indicate the series might finally have a showrunner, borrowing American Gods and Heroes alum Michael Green.
The Hollywood Reporter claims that Michael Green will co-write the script for Y: The Last Man alongside original comic book creator Brian K. Vaughan, though FX declined comment. The project is still in development, but eyed as a major ongoing series.
For those unaware of the 60-issue series written by Vaughan and drawn by Pia Guerra in 2002, Y: The Last Man follows the aftermath of an apocalyptic event in which almost every male on Earth simultaneously dies out, save for twenty-something amateur escape artist Yorick, and his pet monkey Ampersand. The pair team with secret agent “355" and a young doctor to travel the country in search of Yorick’s girlfriend Beth, and an answer to the worldwide plague.
FX previously partnered with Vaughan, Color Force’s Nina Jacobson and Brad Simpson (The Hunger Games, American Crime Story) to develop the sci-fi comic as an ongoing series. New Line had previously acquired the rights in in 2007, setting David Goyer, Carl Ellsworth and director D.J. Caruso to adapt Y: The Last Man as a single film, before rights reverted to Vaughan in 2014.
There’s still a ways yet before Y: The Last Man could hit TV, but is Michael Green a strong start?