During the TCA Winter Press Tour on Monday, FX announced that the TV adaptation of the Vertigo comic, which will simply be titled Y, has been picked up to series by the network. A pilot has already been filmed so production on the rest of the show will begin this year. The goal is for FX to launch the series in 2020.
The Y: The Last Man comic comes from Vaughan and Pia Guerra, the former of the two also serving as a developer and executive producer for the series. Michael Green and Aida Mashaka Croal will serve as showrunners and executive producers, while Nina Jacobson, Brad Simpson, and Melina Matoukas will also EP.
Y features an ensemble cast led by Diane Lane, Barry Keoghan, Imogen Poots, Lashana Lynch, Juliana Canfield, Marin Ireland, and Amber Tamblyn.
"Y: The Last Man is a towering achievement among graphic novel storytelling and it's been rewarding to work with this outstanding team," said Grad. "Michael Green and Aïda Mashaka Croal have partnered with Nina Jacobson and Brad Simpson to deliver a stunning new expression of this fascinating and timely story. Melina Matsoukas, who directed the pilot, did an incredible job bringing it to life with Diane Lane and this stellar cast."
Along with the announcement of the series pick-up, FX revealed the first official image from Y.
"Brian and Pia's exploration of a world without men is a favorite for its depth, its humor, its insights and its monkey," said Croal and Green. "Adapted today it offers us a cracked mirror to look at our own very cracked world. We thank them for their trust — we thank FX for their support — and we thank the casting gods for letting us work with this incredible group of actors."
Jacobson and Simpson added, "Y is our favorite comic book series ever and we are thrilled to FINALLY bring it to the screen. We are grateful that Brian entrusted it to us and FX, and can't wait for the world to see Michael and Aïda's adaptation."
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