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Y: The Last Man TV adaptation gets a cast

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FX Networks’ Y: The Last Man, TV series is moving ahead. Melina Matsoukas will direct the pilot, which will be produced by FX Productions.

This is the saga of Yorick Brown — the only human survivor of a planet-wide plague that instantly kills every mammal possessing a Y chromosome. Accompanied by a mysterious government agent, a brilliant young geneticist and his pet monkey, Ampersand, Yorick travels the world in search of his lost love and the answer to why he’s the last man on earth.

A cast has now been announced – Diane Lane (Man os Steel, Judge Dredd), Barry Keoghan (Dunkirk, Killing of a Sacred Deer), Imogen Poots (Green Room), Lashana Lynch (Captain Marvel), Juliana Canfield (Succession) and Marin Ireland (Sneaky Pete).

Barry Keoghan, Diane Lane

  • Keoghan will take on the lead role of Yorick, a young man quick to use humour to deflect from his problems, who may be the lone male survivor of a worldwide plague.
  • Lane will play 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. She is also the mother of Yorick.
  • Poots will play Hero Brown, Yorick’s sister, a tough and confident EMT who nurses a deep emotional trauma that often leads her to cross personal and professional lines.
  • Lynch will portray Agent 355, a Secret Service agent who performs the duties of her job with the utmost professionalism — even under the most unexpected circumstances.
  • Canfield will take on the role of Beth, a Brooklyn-based knife maker who 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.
  • Ireland is Nora, the president’s senior assistant and right hand. She effortlessly balances family life with a job navigating the corridors of power.

No word yet on the casting for Ampersand!

Michael Green (American Gods, Blade Runner 2049, Logan) and Aida Mashaka Croal (Luke Cage, Turn) will serve as Co-Showrunners and will Executive Produce along with Matsoukas (Insecure, Master of None, Beyonce: Formation), Nina Jacobson and Brad Simpson of Color Force (American Crime Story, Pose, The Hunger Games) and Brian K. Vaughan (Y: The Last Man, Marvel’s Runaways, Saga), who have been working together to develop the series which is based on the comic by Vaughan and Pia Guerra.

Source: THR

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