If there’s one comic book many fans are looking forward to been adapted, it’s D.C Comics Y: The Last Man. Today Disney have released the first look images for the upcoming post apocalyptic series and it will be released in the UK next month!
The series will be released via Disney+ Star, the channel their adults focused (essentially new home for FX UK). Releasing the first 3 episodes on 22nd September with further episodes every Wednesday.
Y: The Last Man is a drama series based on DC Comics’ acclaimed series of the same name by Brian K. Vaughan and Pia Guerra. The science fiction comic book lasted for 60 issues with the first issue released in 2002 winning several awards during its time. The series 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 Ampersand. 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.
19 years after the comic launched the world has certainly changed especially when it comes to gender identity. From interviews from various outlets Showrunner Eliza Clark promises the series will explore those identities, from Transgender, non-binary to intersex.
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.
This will be one of the first all female focused comic book adaptations with a predominantly female cast. All episodes of the season will be directed by women and the production has a significant number of woman in the leading roles too.
This series has been a long time coming with a failed movie in 2007. The series has been in development hell since 2015, thankfully now it’s time to see if the wait was worth it!
Y: The Last Man will be launched on Disney+ Star from 22nd September.