The end of the world as we know it is finally here.
In the award winning comic from Brian K. Vaughan and Pia Guerra starts with global pandemic wipes out every mammal that has a Y chromosome with the exception of a cisgender man named Yorick Brown and his pet monkey Ampersand. What follows is a story of survival, and attempts to build a new, better society.
Fans have been waiting years for this moment. Production has been through some fits and stops – but it’s finally arriving next month and the first look is fantastic.
“Based on DC Comics’ acclaimed series by Brian K. Vaughan and Pia Guerra, Y: The Last Man traverses a post-apocalyptic world in which a cataclysmic event decimates every mammal with a Y chromosome but for one cisgender man and his pet monkey. The series follows the survivors in this new world as they struggle with their efforts to restore what was lost and the opportunity to build something better.”
Yorick Brown is played by Ben Schnetzer. The cast also includes Diane Lane as Congresswoman Jennifer Brown, Ashley Romans as Agent 355, Amber Tamblyn as Kimberly Cunningham, Diana Bang as Dr. Allison Mann, Olivia Thirlby as Hero Brown, Marin Ireland as Nora Brady, Elliot Fletcher as Sam Jordan, and Juliana Canfield as Beth Deville.
Eliza Clark (Animal Kingdon, The Killing) is the showrunner, and all ten episodes in the first season will be directed by women starting with Louise Friedberg (Barkskins, Borgen). FX made mention that along with the directors “the show’s department heads are also mostly female, including both DPs, the production designer, costume designer, casting director, editors and stunt coordinator.”