Y: The Last Man, the classic Brian K. Vaughan / Pia Guerra Vertigo series is getting adapted for TV over at FX and now it has a cast.
But first, a moment of silence to contemplate a Disney unit (assuming the acquisition goes through) producing a TV show based on a DC property.
Right. Now brace yourselves, as this is a TV show with some serious movie cred in its cast.
Yorrick Brown: Barry Keoghan (Dunkirk, The Killing of a Sacred Deer)
Senator Jennifer Brown: Diane Lane (needs no introduction)
Agent 355: Lashana Lynch(Captain Marvel, Bulletproof)
Hero Brown: Imogen Poots (Green Room, Frank & Lola)
Beth: Juliana Canfield (Succession)
Nora: Marin Ireland (Sneaky Pete, Hell or High Water)
That’s a pretty good base cast. Dr. Mann is notably missing from the first announcement. And, of course, Ampersand.
In case you missed the earlier announcements, the showrunners are Michael Green (American Gods, Logan) and Aïda Mashaka Croal (Luke Cage, Turn), so this one just keeps getting more interesting as things get announced.
Todd Allen wears a lot of hats. At various times he’s been (alphabetically), a bouncer, college professor, humor columnist, Internet producer and an NBA/WNBA Beat Writer, among other things. He’s the author of Economics of Digital Comics. You should probably read it.