Amber Tamblyn joins cast for Y: The Last Man pilot
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Amber Tamblyn has been added to the cast of the drama pilot Y based on Brian K. Vaughan’s acclaimed post-apocalyptic science fiction comic book series Y: The Last Man. Tamblyn will portray Mariette Callows, the daughter of the president of the United States who has been groomed for a career in politics and to uphold her father’s conservative values.
Tamblyn’s previous TV credits include Two and a Half Men, House, The Unusuals and Joan of Arcadia. On the feature side, she has had roles in The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants, 127 Hours and Django Unchained.
She joins a cast that includes Barry Koeoghan (Dunkirk, The Killing of a Sacred Deer) in the lead role of Yorick Brown. The cast will also include Diane Lane (Man of Steel, Under the Tuscan Sun) as Senator Jennifer Brown (Yorick’s mother), Imogen Poots (Green Room) as Hero Brown (Yorick’s sister), Lashana Lynch (Captain Marvel) as Agent 355, Juliana Canfield (Succession) as Beth (Yorick’s love interest) and Marin Ireland (Sneaky Pete) as Nora. FX has also confirmed that instead of using the full name from the comic, the television series will simply be titled Y.
Melina Matsoukas (Insecure, Master of None, Beyonce: Formation) will direct the pilot, which will be produced by FX Productions. 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, 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.
All of the men are dead. But one. Based on the DC comic book series by Brian K. Vaughan and Pia Guerra, Y: The Last Man traverses a world of women — exploring gender, race, class and survival.
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