Y: The Last Man is one of the most universally lauded comic book series of the past few decades, and it will soon set to receive a star-studded TV series adaptation at FX, simply titled Y. Brian K. Vaughan and Pia Guerra‘s Eisner Award-winning series is a post-apocalyptic sci-fi parable that centered on Yorick Brown, the last surviving male of the human race after a cataclysmic event wiped out all other living mammals with a Y chromosome. The comic book series was celebrated for its vision of matriarchal society, but in the years since its publication between 2002 and 2008, our understanding of biological sex and gender has evolved. And it seems that FX’s Y is taking that into account.
A casting call is circulating for a transgender character original to the series. As a transgender man, the new character would survive this apocalypse because he was biologically born a woman. While this casting addresses some of the failings that the original series had in regards to diversity and representation, a transgender character joining the Y cast potentially opens the floodgates for a whole new set of issues.
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Posted on Monday, February 4th, 2019 by Fred Topel
Before beginning their day of panels for the Television Critics Association, FX sent out a press release confirming that the series Y, based on the Brian K. Vaughan and Pia Guerra series Y: The Last Man, has been ordered to series. Diane Lane, Barry Keoghan, Imogen Poots, Lashana Lynch, Juliana Canfield, Marin Ireland and Amber Tamblyn star.
But we’ll have to wait until 2020 to see it. During his executive session, FX CEO John Landgraf explained why he’s giving Y a whole year to develop since filming the pilot.
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Posted on Saturday, August 4th, 2018 by Fred Topel
There has been a lot of news about FX’s adaptation of Y: The Last Man, simply titled Y for the network. The cast so far includes Diane Lane, Imogen Poots, Barry Keoghan and most recently Timothy Hutton. But now FX has provided some new details about the forthcoming series adaptation.
During FX’s Television Critics Association session, FX CEO John Landgraf explained why he preferred the title to simply be Y (including plans to play with it graphically), Aftewards, he spoke to /Film about the show’s updated post-apocalyptic setting, the monkey Ampersand and the presence of another man in the cast who isn’t Yorick, the last man. Read More »
FX’s new series announcements for the Television Critics Association included a new show from Ex Machina and Annihilation writer/director Alex Garland and a new miniseries based on the classic novel Shogun. Read FX CEO John Landraf’s comments, including new details on the network’s Y: The Last Man and What We in the Shadows series, below.
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