There’s a new comic book adaptation coming to FX!
The cable network has officially ordered a new pilot based off of the post-apocalyptic comic book series Y: The Last Man.
Based off of the comic book series by Brian K. Vaughan and Pia Guerra, the new post-apocalyptic science fiction series will take place in a world where all men save for one are dead.
Like the comic book, the series promises to explore topics such as gender, race, class and survival through the lens of a future version of the world where the male gender is all but extinct.
The new series has two co-showrunners attached. Michael Green, whose credits include American Gods and Logan, will co-executive produce alongside Luke Cage and Turn alumn Aida Mashaka.
Insecure and Master of None veteran Melina Matsoukas has been tapped to direct the pilot for the new series and will also serve as an executive producer on the project alongside Brian K. Vaughan
According to Variety, this isn’t the first time that Vaughan and Guerre’s comic book series has been optioned out for adaptation.
In the past, the rights to the source material have been acquired by New Line, who originally wanted to bring the story to the big screen with Dan Trachtenberg serving as director.
FX acquired the rights to turn the comic book series into a televisions show after New Line’s option rights expired and the source material found itself back on the market.
FX is already home to fellow comic book adaptation, Legion, so we’re sure Y: The Last Man will fit in well with their lineup when the show eventually premieres on the network.