Few comic-book adaptations have been through as much behind-the-scenes drama as Y: The Last Man. Having been batted around from studio to studio while still being considered for a film, there finally seems to be light at the end of the tunnel for its TV series incarnation, courtesy of FX, with Michael Green being confirmed as showrunner for the new series.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Green will combine his duties with his co-showrunning role on American Gods – maybe he’s been looking closely at serial multi-tasker and working partner Bryan Fuller – for the adaptation of Brian K Vaughan’s acclaimed series, which follows the misadventures of Yorick and his pet monkey Ampersand, who are collectively the last two males on Earth.
Green – who will co-write with Vaughan – has a lot of genre experience to choose from, having penned episodes of Smallville and Heroes, as well as being down for screenwriting duties on future big hits Alien: Covenant, Logan and Blade Runner 2049. Considering that the big studios have this degree of confidence in him, it can only bode well for his take on one of the most beloved comic-book properties out there.
As with anything that has been through so much drama behind the scenes, however, we’ll still wait with baited breath until we actually see footage from it. Still, it’s a crazy world we live in – hell, even Preacher has got a TV series – so hopefully this will stay on track. Fingers crossed.
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