Brian K. Vaughan is one of the most representative comic book writers of the 21st century. Y: The Last Man is one of the stories that has helped him establish himself in the canon of that medium. As the title implies, the story centers on the only man who survives when all mammals with a Y chromosome die at the same time. It is not the only male mammal that survives, also its Ampersand monkey.
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Some time ago it was planned to adapt this comic to the big screen. For X or Y reason that never happened. Luckily, FX made a television series a reality. In fact, there is very little left for us to see that series. In fact, it opens on September 13. For the same reason, the showrunner, Eliza Clark, had a conversation with Comic Book. In it, a theme came out that will always come out in these cases. How many seasons do you want the series to have? In addition, he also mentioned what he likes about the graphic novel in the first place and therefore how he approached adapting it. Here are his words:
I think what is so cool about the book is that [lo importante] It is not the mystery of what happened. It’s how people created a belief system around what happened. So I’m very interested in explanations of what happened, but I’m not at all interested in what the answer is, because in the end, the answer is science fiction. I think the show and the book are about what happens to people when something like this happens and what they believe and how that belief informs the way they create a community. The way they think about themselves, the way they think about the world and the way they behave. And I think the same is true for the series. But in terms of how long it’s going to be, I mean, listen, it’s the time I’ve had the most fun. I love this world, I don’t want it to end. I feel that, generally speaking, television series are better when they have five or six seasons, I’m going to leave it there.
That said, in the end, it’s not up to the showrunner if the series lives that long or beyond that. In the end, those are decisions that the channel will make in due course. If the series doesn’t connect with audiences, there’s a chance it won’t go past a season or two.
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On the other hand, she and the president of FX, John landgraf, spoke to The Hollywood Reporter and mentioned that the series will feature non-binary and trans people:
Much has changed since the graphic novel was published. One of the things that the show is going to make clear is that there are women with two X chromosomes and men with one X and one Y chromosome, but there are also women with one Y chromosome and men with two X chromosomes. What happened is that everyone mammals with a Y chromosome – with the exception of this man and this monkey – died in a catastrophe. But there are numerous men in the series who have two X chromosomes and are important characters. It will also be made clear that a number of women who died that day had a Y chromosome and may not even know it. Even the title of the show has to be explained and contextualized in a very different way now. We have worked very closely with GLAAD and other organizations and they have given us a lot of feedback, and we have worked very hard to get it right. I am confident that when members of the trans community watch the show they will feel the nuance reflected.
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