A year after FX ordered a pilot for a TV series based on Brian K. Vaughan and Pia Guerra’s beloved comic Y: The Last Man, and just two months after it was ordered to series, it appears the project is no more. Read it and weep, in this message that comes directly from would-be showrunners and executive producers Aida Mashaka Croal (Luke Cage) and Michael Green (American Gods, Logan):
— Aida Croal (@mashaka74) April 15, 2019
That message ends on a hopeful note that a Y: The Last Man series may someday actually get made, though it’s unclear if Croal and Green were talking about this version of the project or some other configuration from some other team.
Considering all the talent involved here (including Captain Marvel’s Lashana Lynch), and how tantalizingly close it came to being made, it’s particularly disappointing that Vaughan and Guerra’s tale of a global plague that wipes out Earth’s entire male population (save for one man and his pet monkey) won’t be coming to the small screen anytime soon. We’ll be keeping an eye out for more Y: The Last Man news, and will update should we hear anything further.