It’s only taken 15 years or so, but Y: The Last Man is finally coming to TV. FX has officially handed down a pilot order for the long-awaited adaptation of Brian K. Vaughan’s seminal comic, tasking an American Gods castoff and Jessica Jones fave to helm it.
The departures of Bryan Fuller and Michael Green from Starz’s American Gods have been bad news across the board, but there may yet be silver lining. FX is reportedly “pretty optimistic” about their own adaptation of beloved comic drama Y: The Last Man, now that Green has a bit more free time on his hands.
Live-action adaptations of Y: The Last Man have been so long coming, we barely noticed FX’s TV take fell behind. That said, the reason for the delay is surprisingly in line with the comic, as writer Michael Green reveals the outcome of the 2016 election made him rethink the pilot.
It’s taken forever and a day to get Y: The Last Man adapted to live-action, let along the FX version in development since at least 2015, but there’s hope on the horizon. Not only do we have a showrunner, but FX expects a script arriving within a few months, and confirms a format for the comic-adapted drama.
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.
Littered though the TV landscape is with comic book adaptations, fan-favorite Y: The Last Man has become a running joke in the industry, having proven infamously difficult to get off the ground as a feature. Now, FX may finally have gotten the beloved Brian K. Vaughan comic in development as a TV series. Alas, poor Yorick.