The Hollywood Reporter reports that Brian K. Vaughan’s beloved sci-fi comic might finally be coming to the screen, in this case the small screen. FX, and Vaughan is developing a TV series adaptation of “Y: The Last Man”.
The comic ran for sixty issues and follows the story of the last two men on Earth, a young amateur escape artist Yorick Brown and his pet monkey Ampersand. The are left the only males when every mammal on Earth possessing a Y chromosome is killed including embryos, fertilised eggs, and even sperm.
Society is thrown into chaos and as infrastructures collapse and the surviving women everywhere try come to terms with the loss of men. Yorick tries to track down his girlfriend Beth, who was on vacation in Australia at the time of the extermination of the male species.
At one point Shia LaBeouf was attached to star with his “Disturbia” and “Eagle Eye” Director DJ Caruso set to take the helm.
FX had a lenghty wait to put the TV series into development that had to wait for rights to the series to revert back from New Line to Vaughan.
Color Force’s Nina Jacobson and Brad Simpson will produce. With the search now underway for writers to develop the series and a director for the pilot episode.