Brian K. Vaughn’s beloved series is officially moving forward, as the FX Network announced on April 5th, they’ve ordered a pilot.
“I wanted to find someone who loved the source material but didn’t feel so indebted to it that they would be afraid to change it,” Brian K Vaughn said a few months ago in regard to finding someone to direct the show. Now, they’ve found their showrunners Michael Green (Logan, American Gods, Heroes) and Aida Mashaka Croal (Jessica Jones, Luke Cage). Melina Matsoukas (Insecure) will serve as director.
The series has been in development for years with FX; they tapped Michael Green over a year ago. It’s just now that FX has decided to put in the pilot-order and move ahead with the series. Originally New Line Cinema had bought the rights from Vaughn. When their movie plans fell through, he then had to begin the long legal process to re-aquire the rights to his own property.
Then, while Michael Green was working on the script, he had to take a break; “I had to put the script down for a couple months and really reassess it tonally, because it became a different creature, it became violent protest. It couldn’t not be political, and I had to embrace it, and I had to find my way in, and I had to find a way to channel my own dismay, disappointment and rage into it, while still keeping it what it is. For a minute there I almost walked away.” He said about that time.
‘Y: The Last Man’ launched in 2002 from D.C. Comics’ Vertigo imprint from the team of Brian K. Vaughn, Pia Guerra and Jose Marzan. The sixty-issue first volume went on to be nominated for numerous Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards such as Best New Series, Best Continuing Series and Best Serialized Story. It ended in 2008 with issue 60.
Additional details such as time slot and casting have yet to be announced.