An adaption of Y: The Last Man, has been in the works for years. Movie versions and TV adaptions have been talked about for as long as the comic series existed.
The Last Man is a post-apocalyptic science fiction comic book series by Brian K. Vaughan and Pia Guerra. It was published by Vertigo from 2002 through 2008.
The series centers on Yorick Brown and his pet Capuchin monkey Ampersand, the only males who survived an apparent global event that that simultaneously kills every mammal on Earth possessing a Y chromosome.
Vertigo published the series in sixty issues and collected in a series of ten paperback volumes (and later a series of five hardcovers “Deluxe” volumes). The series’ covers were primarily by J. G. Jones and Massimo Carnevale. The series received three Eisner Awards. A television series adaptation is finally in production for FX and last week we finally got a teaser.
Now FX has premiered a new one-minute TV spot for Y: The Last Man.
Society is plunged into chaos as the surviving women everywhere try to cope with the loss and figure out what happened. Diane Lane, Olivia Thirlby, Ashley Romans, Amber Tamblyn, Marin Ireland, and Juliana Canfield co-star in the series which premieres on September 13th.
— Y: The Last Man (@Y_FXonHulu) August 9, 2021
When asked about the event that caused the deaths, Vaughan had this to say:
“I feel that there is a definitive explanation, but I like that people don’t necessarily know what it is. In interviews we always said that we would tell people exactly what caused the plague. The thing was, we never said when we were going to tell. We weren’t going to tell you when we were telling you, I should say. We might have told you in issue #3. There might have been something in the background that only a couple people caught. It might have been Dr. Mann’s father’s very detailed, scientific explanation. It might have been Alter’s off-the-wall conspiracy theory. The real answer is somewhere in those 60 issues, but I prefer to let the reader decide which one they like rather than pushing it on them.”