Trailer: Y: The Last Man to debut on Disney+ UK this September
James R | On 16, Aug 2021
Y: The Last Man will officially arrive on UK TV this September, with Disney+ confirming the release date and unveiling a new trailer that gives us a first look at the series.
From the studios behind Devs and Mrs America, the 10-episode drama is based on the DC Comics series of the same name by Brian K Vaughan and Pia Guerra, first published in 2002. It traverses a post-apocalyptic world in which a cataclysmic event decimates every mammal with a Y chromosome but for one cisgender man and his pet monkey. The series follows the survivors in this new world as they struggle with their efforts to restore what was lost and the opportunity to build something better.
The ensemble cast features Diane Lane as Congresswoman Jennifer Brown, Ashley Romans as Agent 355, Ben Schnetzer as Yorick Brown, Olivia Thirlby as Hero Brown, Amber Tamblyn as Kimberly Campbell Cunningham, Marin Ireland as Nora Brady, Diana Bang as Dr. Allison Mann, Elliot Fletcher as Sam Jordan and Juliana Canfield as Beth Deville.
Developed for television by Eliza Clark, who serves as showrunner and executive producer along with Nina Jacobson and Brad Simpson, Mari Jo Winkler-Ioffreda, Brian K. Vaughan and Pia Guerra. Coleman Herbert is Co-Executive Producer and Nellie Reed and Anna Beben serve as Producers.
The series premieres on Disney+ Star in the UK on 22nd September, with the first three episodes released together – and new episodes then following weekly on Wednesdays.
Here’s the trailer:
Y: The Last Man series officially a go
6th February 2019
A TV series based on Y: The Last Man is officially a go.
The comic book series, which was first published in 2002 as part of DC Comics’ Vertigo label, is one of the most well-known and highly regarded graphic novels. Set in a world where men have been wiped out by a mysterious plague, it follows Yorick, the last surviving human with a Y chromosone, who’s accompanied by his monkey, Ampersand.
The comic book has been long in the works at New Line for a film, with David Goyer attached, but the project never took off. Its creator, Brian K. Vaughan, eventually got back the rights a few years ago, which then saw FX step up to develop it as a TV show instead. Now, FX has officially ordered the project to a series, with Michael Green (American Gods, Logan, Blade Runner 2049) on board as showrunner.
Barry Keoghan and Diane Lane are set to star in the series, with additional cast members including Amber Tamblyn, Imogen Poots, Lashana Lynch, Juliana Canfield and Marin Ireland.
Behind the camera, meanwhile, Green will be joined by Aïda Mashaka Croal (Luke Cage) as showrunner and EP, and Nina Jacobson and Brad Simpson as EPs. Melina Matsoukas, the final EP on the project, directed the pilot that led to FX’s full series commission.
“Brian and Pia’s exploration of a world without men is a favorite for its depth, its humor, its insights and its monkey,” Croal and Green said in a statement. “Adapted today it offers us a cracked mirror to look at our own very cracked world. We thank them for their trust — we thank FX for their support — and we thank the casting gods for letting us work with this incredible group of actors.”
“When [Green] first pitched his take on it to Nina Jacobson and me a long time ago, he came in saying he wanted to do something about toxic masculinity. It felt very relevant, and unfortunately, I think it’s only become more relevant with each passing day,” Vaughan told THR in 2017. “His take on it was really brave and very different, but exciting as well. I really admire how audacious he’s been with his translation.”
The series pickup marks Vaughan’s continuing work in TV, after Hulu has adapted Marvel’s Runaways and CBS adapted Under the Dome.
Y: The Last Man is expected to premiere in 2020 on FX in the USA. FX has a first-run deal with the BBC in the UK, so you can expect to see the show on BBC One or BBC Two.