FX's Y: The Last Man Series Gets a First Look and Series Order

Yorick Brown and Ampersand realizing that all of the men are dead.
Yorick Brown and Ampersand realizing that all of the men are dead.
Image: FX

In 2020, all men will be wiped off the face of the Earth in FX’s live-action adaptation of Brian K. Vaughan and Pia Guerra’s Y: The Last Man series. All men, that is, except for one Yorick Brown.


Today, FX announced that it’s moving forward with plans for a first season of Y: The Last Man, with Michael Green of American Gods fame and Aïda Mashaka Croal attached as co-showrunners and Barry Keoghan starring as Yorick. But of course, the cast of a series about a world with no men needs a lot of women. In an unnamed role, Diane Lane rounds out the cast that includes Amber Tamblyn, Imogen Poots, and Captain Marvel’s Lashana Lynch.

While the show’s not set to premiere until 2020, the first striking image of Yorick and his pet capuchin Ampersand walking down a street full of dead men, posted by the Hollywood Reporter, perfectly captures the energy that made the original comic so compelling.

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Charles Pulliam-Moore is an NYC-based culture critic whose work centers on fandom, pop culture, politics, race, and sexuality. He still thinks Cyclops made a few valid points.



This has the potential to be really really great. I spent a weekend binge reading all of Y The Last Man a while back and it was incredible.

There’s so many great female characters in the series and I’m glad the announced cast looks like they will do the material justice