Y: The Last Man has finally resumed production with a few new faces.
As you may recall, FX previously commissioned a Y pilot from showrunners Aida Mashaka Croal and Micheal Green with star Barry Koeghan. Sometimes after it was filmed, Croal and Green left the project with Koeghan also departing the series. Eventually, new showrunner Eliza Clark found new star Ben Schnetzer and the cable outlet planned to resume production. Of course, the COVID-19 pandemic delayed those plans a little, but besides the creatives and star, the cast was meant to remain the same.
According to JoBlo.com, production has finally begun, but a handful of additional cast changes have occurred. Ashley Romans and Olivia Thirlby will replace Lashana Lynch and Imogen Poots as Agent 355 and Hero Brown. Presumably, scheduling became an issue as Y has undergone plenty of delays and conceptual rethinks over its oddly long and tortured development. Nevertheless, it is clear FX is committed to the project.
Based on the Vertigo series by Brian K. Vaughn and Pia Guerra, Schnetzer stars as Yorick Brown, the last human alive with the Y-chromosome. With the aid of a government agent and a researcher, Yorick travels the remains of the United States after an attack wiped out everyone else with the Y-chromosome. Diane Lane also stars as Yorick’s mother, Senator Jennifer Brown, with other cast members including Amber Tamblyn as Kimberly Cunningham, Marin Ireland as Nora Brady, Diana Bang as Dr. Allison Mann, Elliot Fletcher as Sam Jordan, and Juliana Canfield as Beth Deville. According to various reports, the live monkey who played Yorick’s pet Ampersand in the original pilot will be replaced by computer graphics. It is unclear if this is the case.
Y: The Last Man is expected to premiere on FX sometime next year.