The long-gestating adaptation of Brian K. Vaughan’s Y: The Last Man has hit another roadblock.
After years of false starts, cable channel FX shot a pilot for an adaptation of DC’s Y: The Last Man. Simply titled Y, the pilot starred Barry Keoghan as Yorick Brown, the last human left alive on Earth with a Y chromosome after a mysterious event. Keoghan had joined the project in 2018, filmed the pilot, and everything was a go for the series to launch in 2020, but now there has been a hiccup.
For unknown reasons, Keoghan has dropped out of Y. All scenes with him int he pilot will need to be reshot once a new actor is chosen for the role. Diane Lane, Imogen Poots, Lashana Lynch, Juliana Canfield, Marin Ireland, and Amber Tamblyn all remain attached to the series.
With major portions of the pilot now needing to be reshot, the series will more than likely suffer a new delay, but FX is reportedly still moving forward with it. A late 2020 or early 2021 premiere seems to be the likely solution now.
Y: The Last Man was launched in 2002 under DC’s now-defunct Vertigo imprint. The story follows the adventures of escape artist Yorick and his capuchin monkey, Ampersand through this reorganized world.
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