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The cable network has tapped Michael Green to serve as showrunner on its planned adaptation of graphic novel Y: The Last Man, The Hollywood Reporter has learned.
Green, who is currently co-showrunning Starz’s adaptation of Neil Gaiman’s American Gods alongside Bryan Fuller, will co-write the script for Y: The Last Man alongside comic book creator Brian K. Vaughan. The project, eyed as an ongoing drama series, is still in development. FX declined comment.
Y: The Last Man ranks as one of the most beloved and critically acclaimed comic book series of all time. The Vertigo title was first launched in 2002 and revolves around Yorick Brown — the last surviving human with a Y chromosome — and his Capuchin monkey, Ampersand. The series follows escape artist Yorick after the mysterious plague as he sets out to find what might have wiped out the world’s male chromosomes. The series, written and created by Vaughan and artist Pia Guerra, ran for 60 issues and has been collected in multiple graphic novels.
For his part, Green’s credits also include the Murder on the Orient Express reboot, the Blade Runner sequel, Logan and Green Lantern. On the TV side, his résumé includes The River, Heroes, Everwood, Smallville and Kings. Green is repped by WME, 3 Arts and Felker Toczek.
Produced by FX and FX Productions, the potential Y: The Last Man series hails from Color Force’s Nina Jacobson and Brad Simpson, who recently re-upped their overall deal with FXP. The duo exec produced critical darling The People v. O.J. Simpson.
THR first broke the news that Y: The Last Man was being adapted for TV more than a year ago. The beloved comic series was previously eyed for the big-screen before rights reverted to Vaughan.
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