Thanks to trailer above we know that another comic adaptation is going to grace the small screen with the series taken from Y: The Last Man, live-action version of Y: The last man on earth in the pipeline on the streaming service Hulu. As the video reminds us, it is an FX production, or the Fox television network.
As Fox is now an integral part of Disney, it wouldn’t surprise us if the Italian release of the series was slated for the mouse streaming service. Which is ironic, if we count that the original comic is part of the comic line DC Vertigo, effectively making the brand a property of Warner Bros ..
The trailer for Y: The Last Man fully incorporates the basics of the graphic novel that inspired the Hulu series. The apocalypse, this time, is completely unusual: the collapse of society comes from a mysterious pandemic that has hit only male mammals, putting their species on the brink of extinction. The only survivor is, in fact, a man.
Accompanied by his monkey Ampersand, the escapologist Yorick Brown (Ben Schnetzer) will have to make his way in a world where his nature of (again) last man on earth makes him an easy target in multiple contexts. There are those who crave him for the obvious biological reason, and those who want him dead preferring an all-female society.
The author of the comic, Brian Keller Vaughan, has repeatedly refused to jump to misogynistic conclusions in the course of the work. His desire to leave the message to the reader goes even to the origins of the inexplicable death of the “stronger sex”; this is a point from which the television adaptation could decide to diverge.
Vaughan is no stranger to Hulu adaptations. The integration into the Marvel Cinematic Universe of his Runaways, a comic in which the protagonists are the children of supervillains, took place through the streaming service. As for instead Y: The Last Man, the series marks the end of a very troubled development.
The rights, in fact, have somewhat passed into the hands of everyone and briefly returned to the authors (Vaughan as screenwriter and Pia Guerra edited the drawings) before closing the deal with Fox. Certainly, if the story (both at the narrative level and for the development of the series) seems curious to you, you have not yet seen the latest madness of DC.
The arrival in Italy is still a question mark, as Hulu does not yet operate in our country. The “first TV”, if we can still say so, is scheduled for September 13 on American soil.