The cast for the upcoming ‘Y: The Last Man’ pilot at FX has come together ahead of the pilot episode being shot later this year…
The search for ‘Y: The Last Man’ has ended.
The popular comic book written by Brian K. Vaughan with art by Pia Guerra will come to life in a new pilot being shot for FX with hopes of developing the show into a full series and the main cast has just been announced.
‘Y: The Last Man’ follows a young escape artist named Yorick Brown, who appears to be the last remaining male on Earth after a cataclysmic event wipes out every mammal carrying a ‘Y’ chromosome.
Barry Keoghan — best known for his roles in ‘The Killing of a Sacred Deer’ and ‘Dunkirk’ — has been cast in the lead role to play Yorick Brown, who is described as ” a young man quick to use humor to deflect from his problems who may be the lone male survivor of a worldwide plague”.
Diane Lane — famous for her roles in ‘Justice League’ as well as ‘Man of Steel’ and numerous other features — will play Yorick’s mother, Senator Jennifer Brown “a Junior Senator in her first term, who has already made a name for herself in political circles for her willingness to put personal ideals above politics.”
Imogen Poots will play Hero Brown, Yorick’s sister, who is “a tough and confident EMT who nurses a deep emotional trauma that often leads her to cross personal and professional lines.”
Lashana Lynch will play Agent 355 “a Secret Service agent who performs the duties of her job with the utmost professionalism, even under the most unexpected set of circumstances” and in the comic books, she’s tasked with protecting Yorick after it’s discovered that he’s alive and may be the last remaining male on Earth.
Juliana Canfield will play Beth, “a Brooklyn-based knife maker, Beth grew up on a farm and went to New York to experience the big city. She finds something endearing about the hapless Yorick and when they’re together, there’s the undeniable spark of two kids in love.”
Marin Ireland plays Nora “the President’s senior assistant and right hand. She effortlessly balances family life with a job navigating the corridors of power”.
Michael Green and Aida Mashaka Croal will serve as show runners with Vaughan serving as one of the executive producers on the project.
‘Y: The Last Man’ has been one of the most sought after comic book series adaptations but the project has lingered in development for several years including a film version of the story that once had Shia LeBeouf attached a a star.
Now the hope is that FX can develop ‘Y: The Last Man’ into a television series with this pilot order underway.