The upcoming sci-fi series from FX, ‘Y: The Last Man’ has officially wrapped up filming on the first season (9th July) in Toronto, Canada. The post-apocalyptic series started filming on October 26, 2020, with all the COVID safety guidelines and take around 8 months to complete. Teaser trailer at the bottom of this article.
‘Y: The Last Man’ will be available to watch exclusively on FX on Hulu. The first episode of the series is all set to premiere on September 13, 2021. Outside the USA, the series will be available on streaming platforms, which hold the rights to broadcast FX shows. The series is yet to get a trailer but we have already seen a few footage and images in different promos revealed by Hulu, the showrunner, and cast.
“Y: The Last Man” is based on sci-fi comic book series of the same name from Brian K. Vaughan and Pia Guerra. The series takes place in a post-apocalyptic world where a cataclysmic event decimates all mammals with a Y chromosome except for one man and his pet monkey. It follows the survivors in this new world as they struggle to restore what was lost while also having the opportunity to build something better.
The series will center around Yorick Brown and his pet monkey, the only males who survived the global pandemic. Agent 355 of the Culper Ring was commissioned to safeguard Yorick by his mother, who is a member of the U.S. House of Representatives. The two travel to meet Dr. Allison Mann, a geneticist and cloning expert who is working to figure out why Yorick survived and find a method to save humanity. Due to damage at Mann's laboratory in Boston, the trio must first fly across the country to Mann's other lab in San Francisco, before continuing to Australia and Japan.
Eliza Clark serves as the showrunner of the series. The cast includes Ben Schnetzer as Yorick Brown, Diane Lane as Congresswoman Jennifer Brown, Ashley Romans as Agent 355, Olivia Thirlby as Hero Brown, Marin Ireland as Nora Brady, Diana Bang as Dr. Allison Mann, Juliana Canfield as Beth DeVille, Paul Gross as the U.S. President, Ali Badshah as Vijay Singh, Amber Tamblyn as Kimberly Cunningham, and Elliot Fletcher as Sam Jordan.
Amber Tamblyn posted the news of the filming wrap on her Instagram story.
The series has already seen a lot of ups and downs during the development phase. ‘Y: The Last Man’ was first announced in 2015 by FX and Michael Green was tapped as showrunner and writer in 2016. Everything was going well, Green completed the script in July 2017, and in April 2018, the series was given the production a pilot order. Green was expected to co-showrun the series with Mashaka Croal, and also executive produces the series. The series got one season order in Feb. 2019 but due to creative differences, Green and Coral quit the series in April 2019. The current showrunner Eliza Clark replaced them in June 2019. It was announced in May 2020 that the show's title has been changed from Y to Y: The Last Man. FX also announced that the complete first season would be directed by women.
A film adaptation of ‘Y: The Last Man’ was also announced in 2007 and was canceled a few years later in 2014.
The production of the series was supposed to start in March 2020, but as happened with many shows, this one also got delayed due to the COVID pandemic. Clark serves as an executive producer alongside Nina Jacobson and Brad Simpson, as well as Mari Jo Winkler-Ioffreda, Brian K. Vaughan, and Melina Matsoukas.
Check out the teaser below:
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