For years, New Line Cinema has tried to bring the acclaimed Vertigo comic Y: The Last Man to the big screen. However, last year, the film rights for the graphic novel reverted to creators Brian K. Vaughan and Pia Guerra. Obviously, this killed whatever movie plans New Line had. However, it looks like the story will be brought to life, but on the small screen instead.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Vaughan is teaming up with FX to create a Y: The Last Man television series. Color Force’s Nina Jacobson and Brad Simpson are also involved in the show, which is just “purely” in development right now. A writer is currently being searched for, while a director has yet to be hired.
Back when the Y: The Last Man movie was in development, many fans suggested that the story would work better in a serialized format on television. And now, it looks like they’re getting their wish. Y: The Last Man is also the latest DC/Vertigo TV project to enter development, cementing the studio’s dominance in the medium.
Stay tuned for more news on this series as we have it.