FX has finally decided to pull the trigger on the long languishing adaptation of the Vertigo comics series Y: The Last Man.
The Hollywood Reporter and Deadline are reporting that the network has ordered a pilot for the series titled Y. Created by Brian K. Vaughn and Pia Guerra, Y: The Last Man focuses on a post-apocalyptic world where a mysterious event causes the death of every living creature with the Y chromosome. The surviving female population of the Earth tries to find out why and how to fix it before the ultimate extinction of humanity until factions discover that a young amateur escape artist named Yorick and his pet male Capuchin monkey Ampersand are the only two males left alive.
Yorick’s mother, a powerful US senator, sends a bodyguard to protect her son so he can be taken to a noted geneticist to find a way to save humanity. The comic focuses on the three of them trying to survive and find a clue as factions from all over the world hunt Yorick for their own agendas.
The series will be executive produced by Brian K. Vaughn, Michael Green (American Gods), Brad Simpson (American Horror Story) and others with Green serving as co-showrunner alongside Aida Mashaka Croal (Luke Cage, Jessica Jones).
A pilot order doesn’t guarantee a series gets picked up, but the fact that this one is being done by FX Productions for FX means that the chances of the series coming together are higher than before.