FX’s up and coming dramatization series Y featuring Diane Lane has tapped Eliza Clark (Animal Kingdom) as writer, executive producer and new showrunner. She succeeds Aida Mashaka Croal and Michael Green, who filled in as authors/EPs/showrunners on the pilot however exited over creative differences in April, two months after the pilot had been gotten to series. With Clark in charge, the pilot is relied upon to experience a few changes.
In view of DC Comics’ series Y: The Last Man by Brian K. Vaughan and Pia Guerra, Y traverses a post-apocalyptic world wherein a cataclysmic occasion has devastated each male save for one solitary human. The new world order of ladies will investigate gender, race, class and survival.
“A decade ago I devoured the complete Y: The Last Man series cover to cover, imagining how it might take shape on screen,” Clark said. “It introduced me to the amazing work of Brian K. Vaughan and Pia Guerra and the complex, fascinating world of Y. I’m thrilled to tell this story and to be working with this immensely talented cast.”
Lane is leading an ensemble cast highlighting Barry Keoghan, Imogen Poots, Lashana Lynch, Juliana Canfield with Marin Ireland and Amber Tamblyn.
“We were chasing Eliza Clark as a writer long before we knew that she shared our obsession with Y: The Last Man,” executive producer Nina Jacobson said. “Eli’s singular voice and insight into the world and themes of Y make her uniquely suited to bring this story to life.”
Clark, Jacobson and Brad Simpson of Color Force (Pose) and Vaughan official produce. Melina Matsoukas (Insecure) directed the pilot scene and furthermore fills in as executive producer. Nellie Reed fills in as Producer. Y, from FX Productions, is required to premiere in 2020.
“Eliza Clark is an enormously talented writer and producer whose ambitious vision for Y will only enhance the mystique and allure of this powerful story,” said FX President of Original Programming Nick Grad. “We are thrilled to have her on board and partner with this stellar cast, Brian, Nina, Brad and Melina.”
Clark filled in as executive producer on TNT’s Animal Kingdom. Her series credits additionally incorporate AMC’s The Killing, AMC’s Rubicon and CBS’ Extant. She is a playwright whose work has been produced in New York, Los Angeles, Houston, and Orange County, among others.
Y: The Last Man is a 60-issue sci-fi comic book series published start in 2002. It got three Eisner Awards, and got the first Hugo Award for Best Graphic Story for Y: The Last Man, Volume 10.