More than a year ago, a television adaptation for Y: The Last Man was announced. And then there was nothing. So what was the hold up? Well, for the longest time, there was no showrunner, that was, until now. According to the latest reports, Michael Green (American Gods) has been tapped to become the new showrunner for the series which is set to premiere on FX.
Y: The Last Man is a graphic novel written by Brian K. Vaughan with art by Pia Guerra, tells the story of a character named Yorick Brown who is the last surviving human with the Y chromosome. He is friends with a Capuchin monkey named Ampersand. And, together, they have set out to discover what has caused all of the world’s Y chromosomes to be wiped off the planet.
Green will co-write the script with Vaughn. And in case you were wondering, Green is a pretty decent writer whose credits include American Gods, Heroes, Everwood, and Smallville. Right now, the Y: The Last Man is considered as “in development.” There is currently no date scheduled for the show’s premiere. Whenever the show does decide to debut, it looks like FX will be a new destination for comic book fans to view their favorite worlds come to life. If you didn’t know already, Legion (a new series based on the mutant of the same name) is set to debut on FX in 2017.
Source: The Hollywood Reporter