It's been close to a month since we last checked in with writer, executive producer, and showrunner Eliza Clark (Animal Kingdom, The Killing) to see how things were going with FX on Hulu's adaptation of Brian K. Vaughan and Pia Guerra's comic book series Y: The Last Man. But before we could go trekking across the social media landscape, FX Networks beat us to it with the release of a new trailer that included some first-looks at the project. Here's a look at several screencaps from the brief teaser segment:
Here's a look at the full FX on Hulu trailer, with Y: The Last Man starting at the 0:24 mark (and with the ominous lines, "it's spreading fast" and "it's everywhere")- as well as looks at American Horror Stories, The Old Man, Reservation Dogs, and more:
A day after updating fans by letting them know there was only one day to go with work on Episode #102, Clark posted a look at Amber Tamblyn (Kimberly Cunningham, the President of the United States' daughter) on set:
With Clark writing the first two episodes as well as executive producing and show-running, and Louise Friedberg directing (with women directing every episode of the first season), Y: The Last Man presents a world where all of the men dead. All but one. Based on DC Comics' acclaimed comic book series from Vaughan and Guerra, Y traverses a post-apocalyptic world in which a cataclysmic event decimates all but Yorick Brown (Schnetzer) and his Capuchin monkey. The series follows the survivors in this new world as they struggle with their efforts to restore what was lost and the opportunity to build something better- and here's where we learned that production on the journey was officially underway.
FX's Y stars Ben Schnetzer (Happy Town), Elliot Fletcher (Shameless), Diane Lane (Man of Steel), Olivia Thirlby (The L Word: Generation Q), Ashley Romans (NOS4A2), Juliana Canfield (Succession), Marin Ireland (Sneaky Pete), Amber Tamblyn (The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants, Inside Amy Schumer), and Diana Bang (The Order). Nina Jacobson and Brad Simpson of Color Force (American Crime Story, Pose, Crazy Rich Asians), Melina Matsoukas (Insecure, Master of None), and Vaughan executive produce.
Schnetzer's Yorick Brown is a young man who uses humor to deflect from his problems – and who may be the lone male survivor of a worldwide plague. Fletcher's Sam Jordan is Brown's (Schnetzer) best friend, and enabler. His background (he grew up in poverty with absent parents), has made him resourceful and resilient in a world where surviving men are greeted with suspicion or worse. Street smart but occasionally self-destructive, he is wry and funny, with a big heart. Thirlby's Hero Brown is a tough and confident EMT who nurses a deep emotional trauma that often leads her to cross personal and professional lines. Lane's Congresswoman Jennifer Brown is a first-term Junior Senator who's already made a name for herself in political circles for her willingness to put personal ideals above politics- and is also the mother of Yorick and Hero Brown.
Tamblyn's Kimberly Cunningham is the President of the United States' daughter, groomed for a career in politics and to uphold her father's conservative values. Ireland's Nora Brady is the President's senior assistant and right hand – balancing family life with a job navigating the corridors of power. Romans' Agent 355 is a Secret Service agent who performs the duties of her job with the utmost professionalism – even under the most unexpected set of circumstances. Canfield's Beth DeVille is a Brooklyn-based knife maker who grew up on a farm and went to New York to experience the big city. She finds something endearing about the hapless Yorick; and when they're together, there's the undeniable spark of two kids in love. Bang's Dr. Allison Mann is an expert geneticist searching to discover the cause of the plague and why Yorick survived.