An Oscar-nominated woman just became part of Y: The Last Man.
FX announced Wednesday that Diane Lane will star in its drama pilot Y, an adaptation of Brian K. Vaughan and Pia Guerra’s award-winning sci-fi comic.
The long-gestating project — which landed a formal pilot order in April after nearly three years of development — takes place in a post-apocalyptic world where a cataclysmic event has decimated every male mammal, save for one lone human (and his pet monkey). Together, they’re left to navigate a society run entirely by women, through which they explore gender, race, class and survival.
Lane will play Jennifer Brown, a first-term junior senator who has already made a name for herself in political circles for her willingness to put personal ideals ahead of politics. She is also the mother of protagonist Yorick Brown and his sister, Hero.
Other Y castings announced on Wednesday:
* Barry Keoghan (Dunkirk, Ireland’s Love/Hate) as Yorick, a young man quick to use humor to deflect from his problems, who may be the lone male survivor of a worldwide plague
* Imogen Poots (Roadies) as Hero, a tough and confident EMT who nurses a deep emotional trauma that often leads her to cross personal and professional lines
* Lashana Lynch (Still Star-Crossed) as Agent 355, a Secret Service agent who performs the duties of her job with the utmost professionalism, even under the most unexpected set of circumstances
* Juliana Canfield (Succession) as Beth, a Brooklyn-based knife maker who finds something endearing about the hapless Yorick
* Marin Ireland (Sneaky Pete) as Nora, the president’s senior assistant and right-hand woman who effortlessly balances family life with a job navigating the corridors of power
Oscar nominee Michael Green (Logan) will write the pilot and serve as co-showrunner, along with Aida Mashaka Croal (Jessica Jones, Luke Cage). Melina Matsoukas (Insecure) will direct the pilot.
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