For years, Y: The Last Man was in development as a movie, with directors like D.J. Caruso and Dan Trachtenberg coming and going. Since a movie never got off the ground, the rights reverted back to Vaughan and artist Pia Guerro in 2014. In October of 2015, a television adaptation of the comic book series was reportedly in the works at FX, but news on the project has been quiet ever since.
We now have a brief update on the project, courtesy of CBM. At the recent TCA press tour, FX CEO John Landgraf said that Vaughan himself has creative control of the series adaptation. According to Landgraf:
“We’ve had a number of producers and writers who really want to participate in that. Ultimately, it’s Brian’s call who he wants to work with and I think that’ll come out soon.”
Y: The Last Man follows the adventures of amateur escape artist Yorick Brown and his capuchin monkey Ampersand, the only male survivors of a mysterious disaster that causes the simultaneous death of every mammal with a Y chromosome. Even the mooted film version’s last director Dan Trachtenberg supported a more serialized format for an adaptation of the comic’s sprawling storyline, so few at this point would argue against the FX series.
Ni idea que onda esto, habrá que esperar.