The last few years have been very kind to comic book fans who have long dreamed of seeing their favorite characters and stories brought to life on the big and/or small screen. Just in case you think things can’t get any better, we’ve got some exciting news for you. According to The Hollywood Reporter, FX and FX Productions have begun development on a series based on Brian K. Vaughan’s classic comic, Y: The Last Man. I’ll give you a moment to scream excitedly.
Y: The Last Man is widely considered one of the greatest comics of all time. It debuted in 2002 from Vertigo and went on a run of 60 issues. It tells the tale of Yorick Brown, a young man who finds himself in a very complicated situation when every male mammal on the planet Earth (besides himself and his pet Capuchin monkey Ampersand) all simultaneously die. Featuring art from Pia Guerra, it was the 2008 Eisner Award winner for Best Continuing Series.
A film based on Y has been “in the works” for years. New Line had been trying to adapt the series since as far back as 2007 with a revolving door of writers and directors attached to the project, which was to be produced by David Goyer. However, the rights reverted back to Vaughan and Guerra in 2014 and the film project died a quiet death. Now it seems FX is jumping into the comic book series business, and they certainly could not have picked a more beloved series to base it on.
Things are still in the very, very, very early stages of development, so we don’t really know much more about the series other than the fact that FX is working on it. The search is under way for a writer and director to help develop things alongside Vaughan. Assuming the series sees the light of day, it would certainly be FX’s answer to The Walking Dead, The CW’s DC universe, and Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., to say nothing of the other series that will be debuting between now and whenever this show finally hits the airwaves. It truly is a great time to be a comic book fan, and with a Y: The Last Man series supposedly on the way, it’s possible that the best is yet to come.
Make sure to keep checking back for more updates — right here on GeekNation.
Latest posts by Joe Ruggirello (see all)
- Original ‘Ghostbusters’ Headed Back to the Big Screen - April 30, 2016
- John Krasinski Cast as Jack Ryan for Amazon TV - April 30, 2016
- RUMOR CENTRAL: Is James Wan Leaving Aquaman? - April 30, 2016
- Three New Character Posters Released for ‘Ghostbusters’ - April 24, 2016
- ‘Keanu – Kitten Please’ Trailer is Adorably Hilarious - April 23, 2016