There have been a number of attempts over the years to bring Y: The Last Man, Brian K Vaughn’s classic Vertigo-published graphic novel that tells what happened when a mysterious epidemic wipes out every male on Earth – save for the titular Yorick Brown and his pet monkey, Ampersand, all of which for one reason or another have fallen by the wayside. But not, with the rights having reverted back to Vaughn, he seems determined to go his own way with it – the first step of which appears to be taking the script to FX.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Vaughn is developing the script along with producers Nina Jacobson and Brad Simpson with one eye on an ongoing series. As far as networks go, FX seems like a good home for it, and with a number of noted celebrity fans (Zachary Levi made sure his character was seen reading the comic in an episode of Chuck), we hope this’ll get made.
Previous attempts at adaptation involving the likes of Shia LaBeouf, David Goyer and DJ Caruso have been defeated in the past. Hopefully the same won’t happen this time around.