The Wait For Fans Increases, As Trouble In Production Keeps Popping Up
If you’re a fan of Y: The Last Man, and you’ve been following updates on the adaptation, then you’ve probably been hearing a lot of doom and gloom predictions.
Y: The Last Man
Y: The Last Man was and is an immensely popular graphic novel series written by Brian K. Vaughan. It follows Yorick, who is quite literally the last man alive. A strange event happens, one that kills all males of every species. With two exceptions. Yorick, and his monkey, Ampersand.
Together these two have to negotiate a world full of women, some of whom do not believe that these two should be allowed to live. Others think they’re the only hope for the species to survive. No matter how you look at it though, Yorick is in for quite the trial.
Earlier this year FX had purchased and approved a series for Y: The Last Man. They put Michael Green and Aida Mashaka Croal in charge of the project. Fans have been anxiously awaiting news, as this is not the first attempt to adapt this series.
Lots of Changes
The first rumor to hit the internet had to do with the adaptation being canceled. Again. Fans have gotten used to that feeling of disappointment, unfortunately. However, it seems like that rumor may have been more doom and gloom than actual fact. At least, that is what we’re hoping.
Losing the Showrunners
The most recent update on Y: The Last Man is telling us that they recently lost the showrunners for the adaptation. Michael Green and Aida Mashaka Croal took to Twitter to announce that they were stepping down from the project.
— Aida Croal (@mashaka74) April 15, 2019
This admittedly is not great news for the adaptation. It also doesn’t mean that the series is canceled. FX still has the option to find and hire new showrunners, and to continue the project.
The specific wording on the letter tells us that FX wanted to change the direction the series was taking. We don’t know if that means that they wanted to stay more loyal to the source material, or if they wanted to change it to their own liking. And we likely won’t know until people start talking.
In the meantime, we can only hope that the adaptation will continue and that it will stay faithful to the original series.