Y: The Last Man Gets A New Showrunner (Again)
If you’ve been following the adaptation for Y: The Last Man, then you already know that there has been some trouble in development. Recently, the show lost its two showrunners. But we have good news! Things are once again on track, with a new showrunner attached to the project.
Y: The Last Man
Y: The Last Man is a hit graphic novel series by Brian K. Vaughan. The series is finished now, so it’s perfect for anybody looking for a good binge read. It explores the concept of what would happen if every male (human, animal, you name it) dropped dead on the spot. With two notable exceptions: Yorick and his monkey, Ampersand. Together, these two must journey through a world that is wildly changed, all while trying to survive.
Trouble In Paradise
Fans have been waiting a long time for an adaptation of Y: The Last Man to hit the small screen. And for a while, it was even starting to look like the adaptation was cursed. Or at least, that’s how it had been feeling. Multiple attempts have been made, with all of them falling through. FX is the latest company to get their hands on the rights, and they made it farther than anybody else. Actors had been cast, a pilot had been filmed, the works. But then FX decided to change the direction of the series. We don’t yet know what that means exactly… But we do know that it resulted in the two showrunners leaving.
The good news is, the show has clearly not been cancelled. Since some of us were starting to fret about that, I’m sure this is very welcome news!
FX has in fact put a new showrunner in charge of Y: The Last Man. Which means that they’re still moving forward with the show, even if it is taking longer than we had originally hoped. Eliza Clark has been brought on to run the show now. Here’s hoping it goes well for her.
Eliza Clark is well-known for her work on shows like Animal Kingdom, The Killing, and many other series. The programming president of FX seems excited to have Clark on board. “Eliza Clark is an enormously talented writer and producer whose ambitious vision for Y will only enhance the mystique and allure of this powerful story. We are thrilled to have her on board and partner with this stellar cast, Brian, Nina, Brad, and Melina.”
As you may have guessed from the above quote, most of the cast is, in fact, staying the same. Nina Jacobson and Brad Simpson are the executive producers of the series, while Melina Matsoukas is the pilot director.
Barry Keoghan, Diane Lane, Imogen Poots, Amber Tamblyn, and Timothy Hutton have all stayed on for their respective roles in the series. And we couldn’t be happier about that news. Hopefully, this will speed up the production a bit.