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Retro-Casting Y: The Last Man In The 1990s

Retro-Casting Y: The Last Man In The 1990s
Although Y: The Last Man came out a few weeks ago, the TV series is based on a comic book series created by Brian K. Vaughan and Pia Guerra nearly two decades ago. The FX show's cast is rather convincing, featuring actors with impressive backgrounds in a variety of mediums who play the characters that comic book fans have waited for a long time to see come alive on the small screen.

Related: If WandaVision Were Made In The '90s

But the show also features new characters who were not in the comics when those were published from 2002 to 2008. That timeframe isn't a far cry from the 1990s and it is a fun exercise to take a moment to consider what the show would have looked like if it were made a few decades ago.
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Brian K. Vaughan, Fiona Staples Comic ‘Saga’ Set to Return in January 2022

Brian K. Vaughan, Fiona Staples Comic ‘Saga’ Set to Return in January 2022
That was some cliffhanger.

More than three years after upending comics fandom by hitting the pause button on one the most celebrated comics of the 2010’s, Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples are finally ready to bring back their creator-owned title, Saga.

The award-winning comic, from publisher Image Comics, will return with Saga no. 55 Jan. 26, 2022, launching a new story arc written by Vaughan, also known as the co-creator of Y: The Last Man, and drawn by Staples.

The announcement was made during the In Conversation with Brian K. Vaughan panel at New York Comic Con.

Saga is a sci-fi fantasy that up to this point ...
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Y: The Last Man – Why Did Yorick Survive?

Y: The Last Man – Why Did Yorick Survive?
This article contains major spoilers for the Y: The Last Man comic and potentially the TV series.

Y: The Last Man showrunner Eliza Clark knew she had found her series’ lead character when she watched actor Ben Schnetzer run lines over Zoom whilst wearing a garbage bag as a poncho.

“From the first moment I saw him, I was like, ‘That is Yorick,’” she says. “There’s a sweetness to him and a naivety to the way he played the character. You love him even when he’s being an idiot.”

Being lovable whilst also being an idiot is the defining trait of Y: The Last Man’s hero. Brian K. Vaughan and Pia Guerra’s comic series of the same name imagines a world in which an unknown event wipes out every mammal with a Y-chromosome…save for escape artist Yorick Brown. Yorick is inherently special because he’s the last of his kind.
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Retro-Casting Y: The Last Man In The 1980s

Retro-Casting Y: The Last Man In The 1980s
The long-awaited TV adaptation of Brian K. Vaughan and Pia Guerra's acclaimed comic book series Y: The Last Man made its premiere on FX Monday, September 13th, 2021. While fans look forward to seeing how Yorick Brown (Ben Schnetzer) navigates the post-apocalyptic world, much of the anticipatory appeal comes from the addition of new characters created for the show that will interact with the likes of Hero (Olivia Thirlby), Agent 355 (Ashley Romans), and the other beloved comic characters.

Related: 10 Things Only Comic Book Fans Know About Y The Last Man

Aside from the new character additions, Y: The Last Man boasts a diverse cast of supreme acting talent that hails from the worlds of film, television, and theater. But, what would the cast look like if the show had been made four decades ago?
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‘Y: The Last Man’ Review: Diane Lane Capably Steers FX’s Clunky Comic Adaptation

‘Y: The Last Man’ Review: Diane Lane Capably Steers FX’s Clunky Comic Adaptation
It’s been a long road for Yorick and the rest of the characters in Brian K. Vaughan and Pia Guerra’s graphic novel “Y: The Last Man.” Initially planned as a feature film in the 2010s, the source material pivoted to a television adaptation that is now airing at a freakishly prescient time. There’s much to admire with showrunner Eliza Clark’s series, from the numerous stellar acting turns to a fantastic group of directors and the compelling action they craft. But it’s obvious there’s also dueling desires to please not just newcomers, but fans of Vaughan and Guerra’s text, which makes for an unbalanced beginning.

The audience is first introduced to Yorick Brown (Ben Schnetzer) as he’s walking the empty streets of a city with his capuchin monkey, Ampersand. Based on the gnarled cars sitting motionless in the street, it’s obvious the
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‘Y: The Last Man’ EP Eliza Clark Discusses Not Making All the Men Monsters and Introducing Dr. Mann

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‘Y: The Last Man’ EP Eliza Clark Discusses Not Making All the Men Monsters and Introducing Dr. Mann
Spoiler Alert: Do not read if you have not watched the first three episodes of “Y: The Last Man,” streaming now on FX on Hulu.

In adapting Brian K. Vaughan and Pia Guerra’s graphic novel series, “Y: The Last Man,” for television, showrunner Eliza Clark thought a lot about where she wanted her version of the story to go in order to determine where she needed it to begin. Ultimately, what she wanted was to depict an exploration of a wide variety of characters grappling with who they are now that loved ones, professions and identities have been stripped away.

Her version of “Y: The Last Man” starts with a little bit of the “before times” — before the extinction-level event that killed every living being with a Y chromosome except for one man and one monkey. In starting the show there, she was able to introduce the majority of
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Y: The Last Man – Ampersand the Monkey is TV’s Next Little Buddy

Y: The Last Man – Ampersand the Monkey is TV’s Next Little Buddy
This article contains light spoilers for Y: The Last Man episodes 1-3.

The television landscape must always have a little buddy.

You know what I’m talking about. At any given moment, at least one show must play host to a cuddly little critter – whether that be Grogu a.k.a. Baby Yoda on The Mandalorian, Alligator Loki on Loki, or really any Pokémon on Pokémon. Now, thankfully, TV’s next little buddy has arrived and it’s one of the fall season’s unlikeliest series: Y: The Last Man.

FX on Hulu’s Y: The Last Man is based on the early 2000s comic series of the same name from Brian K. Vaughan and Pia Guerra. It takes in a dystopian post-apocalyptic universe in which every mammal with a Y-chromosome is killed by an unknown event, leaving the planet’s women, trans men, and non-binary folk behind the pick up the pieces.
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"Y: The Last Man"

From TorontoFilm.Net, take a look at the opening of the new live-action 'post-apocalyptic' TV series "Y: The Last Man", adapting the DC Comics Vertigo title by writer Brian K. Vaughan and illustrator Pia Guerra, streaming September 13, 2021 via FX on Hulu:

"...in a post-apocalyptic world...

"...a cataclysmic event...

"...has decimated every mammal with a 'Y' chromosome...

"...except for one 'cisgender' man and his pet monkey. 

"The survivors in this new world  struggle to restore...

"...what was lost and to be given the opportunity...

"...to build something better..."

Click the images to enlarge... 
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Y: The Last Man Series Premiere Review: Brave New World

Y: The Last Man Series Premiere Review: Brave New World
It's slightly surreal to watch a show about a global catastrophe during, well, a global catastrophe.

But Y: The Last Man Season 1 Episode 1 begins with such promise that it's impossible not to be hooked. 

It's the show you didn't know you needed - a post-apocalyptic drama populated almost exclusively with strong, competent, complex women.

Y: The Last Man is based on a series of comic books by Brian K. Vaughan and Pia Guerra. Sixty issues were published, concluding in 2008.

(Full disclosure -- I have not read the comics. I am unspoiled and intend to judge the show based on its merits, not how true it stays to the source material).

Development on the television series began in 2015, and it finally began filming in late 2020. It seems prescient that it was filmed during the pandemic, for this is truly a show of its time.

Notably, each episode of Y: The Last Man
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Y: The Last Man – 9 Reasons Why Brian K. Vaughn’s Ex Machina Should Be Adapted Next

Y: The Last Man – 9 Reasons Why Brian K. Vaughn’s Ex Machina Should Be Adapted Next
As FX and Hulu gear up for its debut season of Y: The Last Man, interest in the original comic series is bound to increase. Original's writer Brian K. Vaughan's other magnum opus happens to be the DC comic series Ex Machina, a political drama centered upon Mitchell Hundred, a former superhero who becomes the Mayor of New York in a post-9/11 world.

Related: 10 Things Only Comic Book Fans Know About Y: The Last Man

With lots of real-world politics and multi-dimensional characters, the series would make for a good TV adaptation if executed well. And considering the positive buzz that Y: The Last Man has been generating, fans can still hope for Ex Machina's adaptation too.
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Y: The Last Man Boss Talks Updating the Comic and Disrupting the Binary — and Not Just in Terms of Gender

Y: The Last Man Boss Talks Updating the Comic and Disrupting the Binary — and Not Just in Terms of Gender
When Y: The Last Man showrunner Eliza Clark was just two weeks away from beginning production on the upcoming dystopian comic adaptation, the world was shut down by a very real global threat: the Covid-19 pandemic. Talk about life imitating art.

“I’m very grateful that the show is not about an ongoing pandemic,” says Clark, who also executive-produces and writes for the series. “The aftermath of an event is where the story takes place… I don’t want to watch a show about Covid, but I was certainly informed by some of the stuff I was seeing, [like] some of
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What to Watch: American Rust, Y: The Last Man, Scenes from a Marriage

What to Watch: American Rust, Y: The Last Man, Scenes from a Marriage
On this 20th anniversary of the tragedy of 9/11, there will be plenty of memorials and investigations into that time. We're not going to list them here, but there is plenty to choose from, and we hope that you do.

As usual, there are new programs coming your way, and there are also finales ahead. We've got a lot of them noted below.

On the movie front, Peacock has The Son and HBO Max has Cry Macho, both of which look damn good. Find out what else we recommend below!

Sunday, September 12

8/7c Chesapeake Shores (Hallmark)

Uh oh. Only one episode is left until the wedding, and Jess is bringing up a very uncomfortable discussion. As if we are worried.

Abby and Evan get to know each other better, and Even gets to know the whole family while staying at the inn.

And the moment I've been waiting for as Bree
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FX on Hulu’s ‘Y: The Last Man’: TV Review

FX on Hulu’s ‘Y: The Last Man’: TV Review
As I am writing this review, footage of terrifyingly flooded, largely evacuated New York City is everywhere.

I’ve spent the week wallowing in documentaries tied to the anniversary of 9/11, a snapshot of urban dystopia so harrowing no Hollywood equivalent could ever compete.

FX on Hulu’s long-awaited adaptation of Brian K. Vaughan and Pia Guerra’s comic classic Y: The Last Man is such an album of apocalyptic greatest hits that the comparisons will likely range from The Stand to The Walking Dead to 28 Days Later to The Strain to Revolution to Jericho. The most persistent comparisons, for me at least, were to a ...
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Y: The Last Man series gets a new promo from FX

Y: The Last Man series gets a new promo from FX
After a number of failed attempts to bring the acclaimed comic book to the screen (both big and small) over the past 15 years, Brian K. Vaughan’s Y: The Last Man finally comes to life this month courtesy of FX, and ahead of Monday’s premiere we have a new promo for the TV series adaptation […]

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Y: The Last Man Teaser Ushers Yorick Brown Into a New Future

Y: The Last Man Teaser Ushers Yorick Brown Into a New Future
Ben Schnetzer runs for his life in the newest teaser trailer for FX's upcoming adaptation of celebrated comic book Y: The Last Man. Based on the story by Brian K. Vaughan and Pia Guerra, the series will imagine a world in which all the men are suddenly killed by a mysterious illness. All men, that is, except for Ben Schnetzer's Yorick Brown and his pet monkey Ampersand.

Who run the world? Girls. And for Yorick this is not so much of a good thing. In fact, as teased by the most recent footage, he quickly finds himself in a tough spot. While there are some who wish to keep him safe, there are others who strongly wish him dead "so the new world can be born."

Y: The Last Man takes place in a post-apocalyptic world where a mysterious cataclysmic event simultaneously killed every mammal with a Y chromosome but for one man,
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Y: The Last Man - 10 Stories To Read Before The Hulu Show

Y: The Last Man - 10 Stories To Read Before The Hulu Show
After years of eager anticipation, the small screen adaptation of Brian K. Vaughan's venerated comic book series, Y: The Last Man, is finally set to premiere on FX/Hulu on September 13, 2021. But now the question becomes, of the 60 comic book issues published between 2002 and 2008, how many of the storylines and character arcs will be incorporated into the 10-episode first season?

Related: 10 Things To Know Before Y The Last Man Comes Out On FX

While only time will tell, fervent and casual fans of Y: The Last Man would be wise to do a little prereading before the series officially releases in a couple of weeks. Here's where to start.
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Y: The Last Man Teaser: Fans Are Another Day Closer To A New World

Y: The Last Man Teaser: Fans Are Another Day Closer To A New World
Ahead of its September 13 premiere date, FX has released a new teaser for the upcoming series "Y: The Last Man." The show has been a long time coming and every piece of new footage is a welcome gift to the many fans who have waited years for this world to hit screens. The series is based on the DC Comics Vertigo post-apocalyptic comic series of the same name, from creators Brian K. Vaughan and Pia Guerra. The world of "Y: The Last Man" starts with a cataclysmic global pandemic, maybe hitting a little closer to home than it originally...

The post Y: The Last Man Teaser: Fans Are Another Day Closer To A New World appeared first on /Film.
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Plan B Entertainment Hires Carina Sposato & Ernest McNealey As TV Executives

Plan B Entertainment Hires Carina Sposato & Ernest McNealey As TV Executives
Exclusive: Scott Free’s Carina Sposato and Netflix’s Ernest McNealey have joined Brad Pitt’s Plan B Entertainment as the company’s first dedicated, senior-level TV executives. The expansion of Plan B’s television division is part of the ongoing TV ramp-up at the company, run by co-presidents Dede Gardner and Jeremy Kleiner, whose current series slate is its largest to date. Sposato and McNealey will work on developing TV projects for Plan B, which has an exclusive overall television deal at Amazon Studios.

“As we continue to grow and expand the business, we do so with an eye towards building for the future with the next generation of storytellers,” said Plan B’s Pitt, Gardner and Kleiner. “Carina and Ernest will be two great additions to Plan B as we head into our next decade.”

Plan B’s Amazon original series The Underground Railroad, from Oscar-winning director Barry Jenkins,
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Images, trailer and September premiere date revealed for ‘Y: The Last Man’

Images, trailer and September premiere date revealed for ‘Y: The Last Man’
Disney+ has revealed the premiere date alongside a batch of images for the highly anticipated original series, ‘Y: The Last Man.’

Available to stream through the Star offering on Disney+ in the UK with the first three episodes on September 22nd, with new episodes every Wednesday, the show is a drama series based on DC Comics’ acclaimed series of the same name by Brian K. Vaughan and Pia Guerra.

“The Day Before” — Season 1, Episode 1 (Airs September 13) — Pictured: Ben Schnetzer as Yorick Brown. Cr: Rafy Winterfeld/FX “The Day Before” — Season 1, Episode 1 (Airs September 13) — Pictured: Diane Lane as Jennifer Brown. Cr: Rafy Winterfeld/FX

It traverses a post-apocalyptic world in which a cataclysmic event decimates every mammal with a Y chromosome but for one cisgender man and his pet monkey. The series follows the survivors in this new world as they struggle with their efforts to restore what was lost and
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Y: The Last Man will stream on Disney+ in the UK

Y: The Last Man will stream on Disney+ in the UK
The long-awaited adaptation of Brian K. Vaughan’s lauded graphic novel Y: The Last Man has been kicking around development hell for what seems like an eternity, and with the post apocalyptic tale of one man and his monkey finally heading to U.S. small-screens on FX this September, UK audiences might have worried they’d have an […]

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