After it was announced in April that the showrunners for FX's adaptation of the Y: The Last Man comic book series were leaving the project, it wasn't clear if the series would be delayed or was even moving forward at all. It's alive and well, though, with a new showrunner at the helm.
In a press release, FX announced that The Killing and Animal Kingdom alum Eliza Clark would take over the duties on the show as showrunner, writer, and executive producer. "Eliza Clark is an enormously talented writer and producer whose ambitious vision for Y will only enhance the mystique and allure of this powerful story," one of the network's presidents of original programming, Nick Grad, said in a statement. She will partner with fellow executive producers Nina Jacobson, Brad Simpson, Brian K. Vaughan, and Melina Matsoukas to bring the series to life.
In a statement of her own, Clark said, "A decade ago I devoured the complete Y: The Last Man series cover to cover, imagining how it might take shape on screen. It introduced me to the amazing work of Brian K. Vaughan and Pia Guerra and the complex, fascinating world of Y. I'm thrilled to tell this story and to be working with this immensely talented cast."
Y, as the TV adaptation has been titled, is set in a world where all men--save for one guy and his pet monkey Ampersand--are dead. According to FX, the series revolves around a "new world order of women" that "will explore gender, race, class, and survival."
Diane Lane will star on the series as Senator Jennifer Brown, with a supporting cast that includes Imogen Poots, Lashana Lynch, Juliana Canfield, Marin Ireland, and Amber Tamblyn. Barry Keoghan plays Yorick Brown, the last living man on the planet.
A release date has not been announced yet but Y is expected to debut on FX in 2020.