Thursday, 5 August 2021

Brian K. Vaughan's Y: THE LAST MAN to hit screens on 13 September

After years in development hell, a protracted development process involving a pilot that had to be heavily reshot and then production delays due to a pandemic, Brian K. Vaughan's Y: The Last Man finally has a release date and trailer.

The series is set in a world where, in one single moment, every living mammal on the planet with a Y chromosome drops dead, including sperm and embryos. With, to all intents and purposes, every man on the planet dead, the remainder of humanity grapples with the prospect of extinction and also the sheer difficulty in keeping everything running when ever other member of the species has expired. As chaos spreads and civilisation threatens to unravel, it is revealed that two Y-bearing mammals have survived...and are now the #1 target for every government, scientist and nutcase in the world.

The original comic series ran for sixty issues between 2002 and 2008. It made Vaughan's name, paving the way for his later work on the TV show Lost and later comic series including Paper Girls and the massively successful Saga.

The TV version is executive produced by Eliza Clark and stars Diane Lane as President Jennifer Brown, Ben Schnetzer as Yorick Brown, Ashley Romans as Agent 355, Diana Bang as Dr. Allison Mann, Olivia Thirlby as Hero Brown, Juliana Canfield as Beth DeVille and Marin Ireland as Nora Brady.

Y: The Last Man will debut on 13 September on FX on Hulu. International broadcast partners have not been revealed, though due to a deal with the BBC in the UK, it is likely to air on the BBC and iPlayer streaming service there.

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