The road to get the Y: The Last Man comic by Brian K. Vaughan and Pia Guerra made into a live-action series has been a rocky one. First, it was in the works as a movie and now, it’s a TV show that has gone through a few showrunners. During the Television Critics Association winter press tour, more information about the upcoming series has come to light.
During the FX presentation at the TCAs, John Landgraf, chairman or FX Networks and FX Productions, spoke about the series. “It’s in pre production,” Landgraf explained. “Eliza Clark is is running that show with Brad Simpson and Nina Jacobson. We’ve seen, five [or] six scripts now. That’s that’s all I can say. We haven’t scheduled because it hasn’t gone into production yet. We changed showrunners and did a big sort of reboot on it and so that was a big redevelopment. But that seems to be going well.”
One of the biggest criticisms from fans of the upcoming series is the change in the name. While the comic is titled “Y: The Last Man,” the working title of the FX series has been simply “Y.” However, that could change in the future. “It’s informally called Y, but we have not gone through the process of figuring out exactly how to market it,” Landgraf said.
The series could still end up being called Y: The Last Man, but it’s still very early in the pre-production process. There is no set date for the series yet. Aside from Y: The Last Man’s future, FX had a few other announcements at its presentation. The fan-favorite horror anthology series American Horror Story has been renewed for three more years, bringing the show to Season 13. “Ryan [Murphy] and Brad [Falchuk] are the undisputed masters of horror TV, having created the anthological limited series with American Horror Story and sustaining its success for nearly a decade as FX’s highest-rated series,” Landgraf explained in a statement.
Additionally, FX is now working with Hulu to bring its shows to the streaming service the day after they air, and some of these series will be exclusive to Hulu.