Even though it’s seen some trouble behind-the-scenes over the past few months, Y is finally going forward with a new showrunner. A new report from Deadline confirms that FX signed Animal Kingdom’s Eliza Clark to executive produce the series and serve as the showrunner. It is based on the Vertigo comic book series published between 2002 and 2008.
“A decade ago I devoured the complete Y: The Last Man series cover to cover, imagining how it might take shape on screen,” Clark said in a statement. “It introduced me to the amazing work of (creators) Brian K. Vaughan and Pia Guerra and the complex, fascinating world of Y. I’m thrilled to tell this story and to be working with this immensely talented cast.”
Original showrunners Aida Mashaki Croal and Michael Green dropped out earlier in the year. They released a statement indicating that FX wasn’t moving forward with the series in “its current form.” However, FX later clarified that the series was still happening.
“We were chasing Eliza Clark as a writer long before we knew that she shared our obsession with Y: The Last Man,” said executive producer Nina Jacobson. “Eli’s singular voice and insight into the world and themes of Y make her uniquely suited to bring this story to life.”
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“Eliza Clark is an enormously talented writer and producer whose ambitious vision for Y will only enhance the mystique and allure of this powerful story,” added FX’s Nick Grad. “We are thrilled to have her on board and partner with this stellar cast, Brian, Nina, Brad and Melina.”
The series’ cast features Diane Lane, Barry Keoghan, Imogen Poots, Juliana Canfield and Amber Tamblyn. Clark will work alongside Jacobsen, Vaughan and Brad Simpson as executive producers.
The first episode of Y will premiere sometime in 2020. Are you excited for the forthcoming adaptation of the series? Let us know in the comments below!
Recommended Reading: Y: The Last Man Book One