Filming On FX's Y: The Last Man Series Has Finally Begun

The series is coming to FX on Hulu in 2021.


An adaptation of Brian K. Vaughan and Pia Guerra's Vertigo comic series Y: The Last Man has been in the works for years. However, production has finally begun for the FX on Hulu series.

Coming sometime in 2021, the series stars Ben Schnetzer (Warcraft) as Yorick Brown--the last human male on Earth--Ashley Romans (NOS4A2) as Agent 355, Diane Lane (Batman v Superman) as Jennifer Brown, Olivia Thirlby (Dredd) as Hero Brown, and Juliana Canfield (Succession) as Beth Deville. The series will also feature Amber Tamblyn, Marin Ireland, Diana Bang, and Elliot Fletcher.

Filming for Y: The Last Man is taking place in Toronto. Episodes 1 and 2 will be written by Eliza Clark (Animal Kingdom) and directed by Louise Friedberg (Deliver Us). The series will be executive produced by Eliza Clark, Nina Jacobson, Brad Simpson, Mari Jo Winkler-Ioffreda, Brian K. Vaughan, and Melina Matsoukas. Every episode this season will be directed by a woman.

Debuting in 2002, the Vertigo comic series Y: The Last Man follows Yorick Brown and his monkey Ampersand, the last two surviving males on Earth, after a virus wipes out every mammal with a Y chromosome. The series ran for 60 issues and is widely considered an iconic story from DC Comics' adult imprint--one that also produced Preacher, Constantine, A History of Violence, and others.

Pre-production for the series has been a bit quiet, with FX making a few casting announcements on Twitter earlier this year. The big confusion about the show was the title. Originally, the FX show was just titled "Y." FX Networks and FX Productions chairman John Landgraf said back in January, "It's informally called Y, but we have not gone through the process of figuring out exactly how to market it." In June, it was confirmed that the show would be called Y: The Last Man.

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