Y: The Last Man - Dream and/or Fan Cast

by theJamesField | created - 04 Jan 2015 | updated - 04 Jan 2015 | Public

Brian K. Vaughan's visceral and highly engaging series about a mysterious phenomenon that wipes out all the men and mammals on Earth containing the Y chromosome (with the exception of an escape artist and his pet monkey) and the fallout on a world populated solely by females is long overdue for an honest adaption. Not as a film, or even as a trilogy. I'm talking high quality, uncensored episodic content for the masses. The likes of AMC would be acceptable, but preferably HBO should pick up this fantastic series and reap the whirlwind (the good one). Six collections of ten issues each: Four seasons of fifteen episodes with further fleshed out characters and backgrounds.

1. David Slade

Director | Hard Candy

David Slade was born on September 26, 1969 in the UK. He is a producer and director, known for Hard Candy (2005), Black Mirror: Bandersnatch (2018) and 30 Days of Night (2007).

Pilot Director (possible Reoccurring):

David Fincher and Duncan Jones were my toss-up choices to direct a feature film trilogy of this saga. Unfortunately neither have expressed interests in television programs nor do they show signs of developing an interest anytime soon. Alas... David Slade may seem an odd choice for some, his work on Eclipse and 30 Days of Night being his more renown directional efforts. However, he brings a certain level of gravity to all of his projects. The aforementioned vampire flicks were well paced and somber in nature in spite of the latter's dark sense of humor. If one were to take a closer look at his body of work though, they'd see a pool of potential. From the critically acclaimed pilot for the short-lived series Awake (bring it back!) to his reoccurring efforts with the series Hannibal, Slade is a visually sharp and psychologically nuanced auteur nearing his peak. He excels with imagery, symbolism, and what few action scenes he has shot are truly pulse-pounding (Hard Candy and Hannibal in particular come to mind). He can easily inject taste and weight to the copious amounts of death that will be found in the pilot alone, as well as offer us a true spectacle in the simultaneous mass death of all males on Earth and the aftermath therein. His trademark 'dim' lighting and constant camera movement will compliment the chaos driven and expansive road trip and really give the film its own signature that it so desperately will need to draw in viewers ignorant of the source materials fantastic vigor and scope.

2. Frank Darabont

Writer | The Shawshank Redemption

Three-time Oscar nominee Frank Darabont was born in a refugee camp in 1959 in Montbeliard, France, the son of Hungarian parents who had fled Budapest during the failed 1956 Hungarian revolution. Brought to America as an infant, he settled with his family in Los Angeles and attended Hollywood High ...

Executive Producer: Show Runner

A show this original and groundbreaking would need an honest to god magician. Look no further than Frank Darabont. The man proved folks wrong when they said no Stephen Kind film could be adapted. The Green Mile and the Mist were easily the best adaptations of that legends work. People said you could not create a revolutionary zombie series that focuses on the people moreso than the creatures for cable/network television. He proved them wrong again, and in a massive way with the first (and still superior) season of The Walking Dead. This guy has a keen eye for what makes characters tick, and works well with small casts. In spite of it's sprawling scope, 'Y' features a reasonably small core cast and Darabont would work wonders with it. He's passionate, can balance genres, and serve a deeper emotional meaning in each of his works by allowing ambiguity to take hold of the audience. If the "unmanned" world is anything, it's ambiguous. Not to mention, the poor guy could use a comeback after the failed Mob City. Now he just needs Vaughan's number...

3. Jon Favreau

Producer | Chef

Initially an indie film favorite, actor Jon Favreau has progressed to strong mainstream visibility into the millennium and, after nearly two decades in the business, is still enjoying character stardom as well as earning notice as a writer/producer/director.

The amiable, husky-framed actor with the ...

Executive Producer: Key Supporter

Favreau has shown an interest in television, ala the Revolution pilot, and more importantly has a knack for visual flair and proper representation of source material. One need look no further than the first (and still superior) Iron Man, with its perfect balance of independent and blockbuster tone. However, what really makes him great for this project is his consistent tone: dices of humor interjected into the best (and worst) of scenarios. This is the guy we need to balance out some of the hum-drum the visionary Darabont would no doubt try to inject into the series. Not too much humor so as to be distracting (we've seen that in IM2) but not nearly as lifeless and a downer as parts of Godzilla were due to Darabont's influence. After all, there is plenty of humor to be had in this franchise due to Yorick and Ambersand's antics alone, and Favreau would easily be the executive to "get that".

4. Brian K. Vaughan

Writer | Lost

Brian K. Vaughan was born on July 17, 1976 in Cleveland, Ohio, USA as Brian Keller Vaughan. He is a writer and producer, known for Lost (2004), Under the Dome (2013) and Untitled Gundam Project.

Producer and Writer:

Of course no project is complete without it's reoccurring writer(s) and who better than the man who started it all himself. Vaughan has grown leaps and bounds since Y, as evidenced by his breathtaking and endearing series Saga. Nonetheless, he's kept all his little writing quirks developed from his time penning the "unmanned" world. From Tarantino-like bursts of information from Yorick (including but not reserved to classic film trivia, escape artist escapades, national history, pop culture musical anecdotes), to dramatic sequences that end up bloody as often as they do humorous, to segments of small talk that do nothing other than give us a chance to breathe and relate to the characters in the moment. More importantly, I'm sure he's always wanted to flesh characters out like Altar and 355 but never had the chance to in his original medium. This show would allow him reign to do that for the audience who needs to be even more enthralled with their on-screen counterparts. Slap on the producer helmet for him as he's already produced another series based off of a Stephen King novel (that name's coming up a lot), and you've got the best possible person you could have attached and committed to this project. Oh, and did I mentioned the rights reverted back to him and his co-partner? That helps too.

5. Stephen King

Writer | Maximum Overdrive

Stephen Edwin King was born on September 21, 1947, at the Maine General Hospital in Portland. His parents were Nellie Ruth (Pillsbury), who worked as a caregiver at a mental institute, and Donald Edwin King, a merchant seaman. His father was born under the surname "Pollock," but used the last name ...


6. James Hawkinson

Cinematographer | The Man in the High Castle

James Hawkinson was born on May 22, 1962 in Los Angeles, California, USA as James Robert Hawkinson. He is known for his work on The Man in the High Castle (2015), The Unborn (2009) and The Hitcher (2007).


7. Andrew Garfield

Actor | Hacksaw Ridge

Andrew Russell Garfield was born in Los Angeles, California, to a British mother, Andrea, and father, Richard Garfield. When he was three, he moved to Surrey, U.K., with his parents and older brother. He is of English and Polish Jewish heritage. Andrew was raised in a middle class family, and ...

Possible Yorick Brown:

8. Meagan Good

Actress | Brick

Meagan Monique Good was born on 8 August 1981 in Panorama City, California, USA, to Tyra Wardlow-Doyle, who worked as her manager, and Leondis "Leon" Good, an LAPD officer. She began appearing on commercials at the age of four. Then she started guest-starring on series like The Parent 'Hood (1995), ...

Agent 355:

9. Kelly Hu

Actress | The Scorpion King

On February 13th, 1968, a girl of Chinese, English, and Hawaiian ancestry was born in Honolulu, Hawaii. Her father, Herbert, was a salesman and her mother, Juanita, worked many odd jobs to help support the family. She has one older brother, Glenn. She is a former Miss Teen USA, and modeled in Japan...

Dr. Allison Mann

10. Ayelet Zurer

Actress | Man of Steel

Ayelet Zurer is one of Israel's most acclaimed actresses. She was born in Tel Aviv, and first garnered the attention of Hollywood when she was cast by Steven Spielberg in her first English-speaking role, as Eric Bana's character's wife in the Oscar® nominated film Munich (2005). Since arriving in ...

"Alter" Yedida Tse'elon

11. Imogen Poots

Actress | Vivarium

British actress Imogen Poots was born in Hammersmith, London, England, the daughter of English-born Fiona (Goodall), a journalist, and Trevor Poots, a Northern Ireland-born television producer. She was educated at Bute House Preparatory School for Girls, Queen's Gate School for Girls and Latymer ...

Beth Deville

12. Evan Rachel Wood

Actress | Thirteen

Evan Rachel Wood was born September 7, 1987, in Raleigh, North Carolina. Her father, Ira David Wood III, is a theatre actor, writer and director, and her mother, Sara Wood, is an actress and acting coach. She has two older brothers--Dana Wood, a musician, and Ira David Wood IV, who has also acted. ...

Beth Deville

13. Kristen Connolly

Actress | The Cabin in the Woods

Kristen Connolly was born on July 12, 1980 in Montclair, New Jersey, USA as Kristen Nora Connolly. She is an actress and producer, known for The Cabin in the Woods (2011), The Happening (2008) and The Bay (2012). She is married to Stephen O'Reilly. They have one child.

Beth II

14. Amrita Acharia

Actress | Game of Thrones

Amrita Acharia is of Nepalese-Ukrainian heritage. She grew up in Ukraine, Kathmandu and England before moving with her family to Norway aged 13. After completing high school in Tromsø, Amrita moved to England to pursue her acting career. Since then she has worked in Norway, London and the US. She ...

Natalya Zamyatin

15. Kacey Rohl

Actress | White Lie

Kacey Rohl was born on August 6, 1991 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. She is an actress and writer, known for White Lie (2019), Red Riding Hood (2011) and Sisters & Brothers (2011).


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