Yesterday, Bleeding Cool ran a story that FX had cancelled the TV version of Y: The Last Man from Aida Mashaka Croal and Michael Green, three months after it had been greenlit, based on a pilot filmed last year, And that filming was to meant to have taken place in the summer.
In response, co-creator of the comic, Pia Guerra posted that I was … well…
Rich is full of sh-t.
— Pia Guerra (@PiaGuerra) April 15, 2019
Which is fair enough, Wouldn't be the first time. But in this case, it turns out that I may not have been entirely full of it as usual. Just partially.
We did reach out before publication without response, but after running the story, FX's Senior VP of Public Relations John Solberg e-mailed me to tell me that the story was 'not true'.
When pressed, he rephrased that to say.
Michael and Aida have left the project due to creative differences with the network. We're moving forward with the show and the same cast. Thanks
While Aida Mashaka Croal and Michael Green issued the following statement on Twitter, saying,
Sad news for fans of Y: THE LAST MAN today. FX has decided not to move forward with our series in its current form.
We are grateful for everyone who came together to make our pilot and build the world of Y… Our writing staff, director Melina Matsoukas, DP Rodrigo Prieto, and cast including Lashana Lynch, Barry Keoghan, Diane Lane, Imogen Poots, Amber Tamblyn, Julianna Canfield… And of course, the minds who started it all, Brian K. Vaughan and Pia Guerra.
We hoped to reward their talent and their trust not just with success but with a show that had something to say, in a time when things must be said. As Y fans ourselves, we hope the future allows just that
Aida Mashaka Croal & Michael Green
So. The show is not cancelled at FX. But it will be a different show. With the same name and same cast. Will it have to be delayed at this point? We hope all goes well for everyone involved.
Quite a day…