The famous post-apocalyptic comic series Y: The Last Man by Brian K. Vaughan and Pia Guerra is finally shown on Hulu’s small FX screen.
After some film project suspensions, production delays and years of rumors, the Y: The Last Man series is ready to launch.
Read on for everything we know, from the location of the viewing to the people involved, to what we can expect when the show is broadcast on a Disney-owned streaming media.
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Y: What is the last person series about?
Based on a comic series by DC’s Vertigo Comics, Y: The Last Man has a rather fascinating premise.
When the apocalyptic event killed all living mammals with Y chromosomes, the world was suddenly dominated by women. In the comics, the existence of transgender identity is recognized, but the premise is widely described as an event that killed men in the world.
In contrast, the series will have cross-characters. They may be male, female, or non-binary characters, According to the show host Eliza Clark spoke to the TV Critics Association Press Group earlier this year, where she talked about the show’s treatment of gender and identity. What the survivors have in common is that none of them carry a Y chromosome.
Y: The last person will confirm transgender identity.
But a cisgender man lives mysteriously, with the Y chromosome intact.
Why did Yorick (and his male pet monkey Ampersand) survive the terrible fate of so many people? How did this global tragedy happen? Everyone carrying the Y chromosome has disappeared. What will the world look like?
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It is no secret that cisgender men have benefited a lot from systemic inequality. From CEO to soldier, doctor, truck driver to pilot-this is a man’s world, as the soundtrack of the Y: The Last Man trailer reminds us. And the elimination of (mostly) men creates a fascinating hypothetical scenario.
The series will follow the survivors to find what happened while working hard to create a better way forward.
When and where can I watch it?
Y: The Last Man will premiere on September 13, and is expected to be broadcast every week during the 10 episodes of its first season.
The show is produced by FX and will be played via FX exclusive streaming on Hulu.
Through its international celebrity mark, Disney Plus will host Y: The Last Man in Canada, the United Kingdom and elsewhere. The series will be broadcast on the same day as its Hulu schedule, which means it will also premiere in these markets on September 13.
Who is involved?
After an overview of some cast changes in the following section, the Y: The Last Man series is starred by the following actors, including some very well-known actors:
- Diane Lynn as Jennifer Brown
- Ashley Romans as Agent 355
- Ben Schnetzer as Yorick Brown
- Olivia Thirlby as Hero Brown
- Amber Tamblyn as Kimberly Campbell Cunningham
- Marin Ireland as Nora Brady
- Diana Bon as Dr. Allison Mann
- Eliot Fletcher as Sam Jordan
- Juliana Canfield as Beth Deville
- Missi Pyle as Roxanne
- Paul Gross as the President of the United States
The show was developed by producer Eliza Clark, who wrote the first two episodes and directed by Louise Friedberg. Clark also served as executive producer, working with Nina Jacobson, Brad Simpson, Mary Joe Winkler-Ifrida, and comic creators Brian K. Vaughan and Pia ·Gera served as executive producer together.
It’s worth noting that, as FX’s press release explains, “All episodes of this season will be directed by women, and there will be a large number of female department heads in the production, including DP, production designer, costume designer, casting Director, editor, stunt coordinator, etc.”
Haven’t they tried this before?
The new line movie tried to adapt “Y: The Last Man” into a movie as early as 2007. That was a year before the end of the comic. Disturbia and I Am Number Four Director DJ Caruso Click to command, Written by Carl Ellsworth of Red Eye and Disturbia. Shia LaBoeuf and Zachary Levi discussed the role of Yorick, and comic co-creator Brian K. Vaughan once personally drafted a script.
Due to various creative differences, the project has been at a standstill for many years, including whether the film should be an independent feature film or part of a trilogy.finally Rights restoration In 2014 to Vaughan and Pia Guerra.
Some creative teams tried to make a Y: The Last Man movie before the series received the green light.
Then FX finally obtained the copyright of these books in 2015.
Nevertheless, Y: This iteration of the last person has also undergone some rewriting and changes by the creative team. The original show producer filmed a pilot before ordering the series, Quit due to creative differences In 2019.
Eliza Clark stepped in and planned to shoot this season with the same actors, but there was further delay and Yorick actor Barry Keoghan was replaced by Ben Schnetzer This means that the team will not be ready to shoot until early 2020.
Has COVID-19 affected the Y: The Last Man series?
After all these production delays, Y: The last person also met Considerable obstacle When the COVID-19 pandemic hits.
Y: The Last Man has added a lot of shows, such as Apple TV Plus’s “Morning Show”, HBO Max’s Gossip Girl, Hulu’s “Handmaid’s Tale”, Netflix’s “Grace and Frankie”, and more A show that had to be postponed due to the pandemic.
Y: The production of the last man was originally scheduled to start in March 2020, but it was postponed to October because it could not be filmed due to the Toronto blockade. The final delay led to more recasts, with Ashley Romans and Olivia Thirlby taking over the original roles of Lasana Lynch and Imogen Putz, respectively.
The filming of the first season ended in July 2021 in Toronto.
What can you expect?
Those who have read the Y: The Last Man comics know to expect political conspiracies, off-road adventures, a large number of conspiracy theories, and the possibility of some modern Amazons.
But there is not much specific knowledge about this series.
We do know from the comment of the show host Eliza Clark that transgender representatives will become part of the Y: Last Man series in a way that is largely ignored in the comics.
“Yorick’s masculine qualities are not what makes him different in this world-it’s his Y chromosome that makes him different.” Clark once said“Genders are diverse, and chromosomes are not equal to sex. Therefore, in our world-in the world of TV shows-every living mammal with a Y chromosome will die. Sadly, this includes many women; it Including non-binary people; it includes intersex people… We are making a program to confirm that trans women are women, trans men are men, and non-binary people are non-dual, this is what we can play Part of the world.”
In addition, you must watch the Y: The Last Man series to learn more.
From September 13th, check it out on Hulu’s FX.