Amber Tamblyn joins cast of Y: The Last Man TV pilot
Following the announcement last week of the cast for FX’s Y, based on the comic book series Y: The Last Man, The Hollywood Reporter brings word that Amber Tamblyn (The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants, 127 Hours) has also joined the cast. She will play Mariette Callows, the daughter of the president of the United States. She’s described as “someone who has been groomed for a career in politics and to uphold her father’s conservative values.”
Tamblyn joins a cast that includes Barry Koeoghan (Dunkirk, The Killing of a Sacred Deer) in the lead role of Yorick Brown plus Diane Lane (Man of Steel, Under the Tuscan Sun) as Senator Jennifer Brown (Yorick’s mother), Imogen Poots (Green Room) as Hero Brown (Yorick’s sister), Lashana Lynch (Captain Marvel) as Agent 355, Juliana Canfield (Succession) as Beth (Yorick’s love interest) and Marin Ireland (Sneaky Pete) as Nora. FX has also confirmed that instead of using the full name from the comic, the television series will simply be titled Y.
Melina Matsoukas (Insecure, Master of None, Beyonce: Formation) will direct the pilot, which will be produced by FX Productions. Michael Green (American Gods, Blade Runner 2049, Logan) and Aida Mashaka Croal (Luke Cage, Turn) will serve as co-showrunners and will executive produce along with Matsoukas, Nina Jacobson and Brad Simpson of Color Force (American Crime Story, Pose, The Hunger Games) and Brian K. Vaughan (Y: The Last Man, Marvel’s Runaways, Saga), who have been working together to develop the series.
In the series, all of the men are dead. But one. Based on the DC comic book series by Brian K. Vaughan and Pia Guerra, Y: The Last Man traverses a world of women — exploring gender, race, class and survival. Y: The Last Man is a 60-issue science fiction comic book series published beginning in 2002. It received three Eisner Awards, and received the first Hugo Award for Best Graphic Story for Y: The Last Man, Volume 10.
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