Y The Last Man TV Series In Development At FX
Brian K. Vaughan's Y The Last Man will see the light of day as an FX TV series.
Y: The Last Man was a popular DC Comics Vertigo comic book that began in 2002 running for 60 issues. The plot of Y: The Last Man centers around the last man on Earth - actually one of two last males of all the mammals - with the other being Yorick Brown's pet monkey. The series sees various post-apocalyptic and political themes play into the mix with Brown visiting geneticists, presidents and secret agents.
Our own Ken Porter covered Y: The Last Man in his Alt Beat comic book colum from a while back: "This series is a good-old fashioned combination of apocalypse, road trips, and a study of the human condition. Superhero comics can give us action on a fantastic scale, but Y: The Last Man delivers action and adventure in a realistic science fiction setting. The stakes are always high and the situations vary with every issue."
The report notes a search is currently under way to find a writer to develop the Y The Last Man series with Vaughan, and a director for the potential series has not yet been determined.