An adaptation of Brian K. Vaughan‘s longest running comic, Y: The Last Man, has been stuck in development hell for years, and has had names like David S. Goyer, D.J. Caruso, and Bryan Fuller attached to it at one time or another. Now, finally, the bold and groundbreaking comic is TV bound!
As reported by reported by CBR.com , FX has ordered a pilot, written by Michael Green (American Gods, Blade Runner 2049). Green would be showrunning the show alongside Aida Mashaka Croal (Luke Cage, Turn).
In case you’re unfamiliar, Y: The Last Man follows escape artist Yorick Brown and his sidekick, a Capuchin monkey named Ampersand, as they travel throughout the post-apocalyptic world. The twist is that a plague wiped out all mammals with a Y chromosome with the exception of Yorick and Ampersand, and a perilous mission is undertaken to find out why Yorick is immune and how that might be used to save the human race.
No word on when the pilot might debut, but hey, if you haven’t already, go out and find the graphic novel, which is presently available in numerous collections. It is one of the coolest comic books, well, ever. It examines the human condition in such a unique way. It has depth, wit, and charm. And a monkey for good measure.