Y: THE LAST MAN Is Still Happening, Gets A Showrunner

Michael Green is rocking some serious geek credentials.

It feels like an adaptation of Brian K. Vaughan's Y: The Last Man has been in the works forever. For about a decade, it plowed through a number of directors and lead actors without ever making its way into production, and then - just last October - we learned that the Y: The Last Man movie was becoming a Y: The Last Man series for FX.

The network's still playing its cards close to the vest on the series, but we now know that they've hired Michael Green to be the series' showrunner. 

If the name's unfamiliar to you, know that Green's sports a very geek-friendly resume: dude wrote the upcoming Blade Runner 2049, was a producer on Smallville and Everwood, and is currently co-showrunning Starz' American Gods series. Yes, he also wrote Green Lantern, but we've all got skeletons in our closet.

Personally, I think Y: The Last Man - a series about the last man on Earth (and his monkey) struggling to survive in a world full of women - feels more timely than ever, and will work far better in TV's long-game format than butchered into two-hour chunks for a film franchise. I hope it kicks as much ass as Vaughan's original series did. I particularly hope that they maintain that series' ending, which remains one of the best finales in modern entertainment history.

Anyway, we'll keep you informed as updates roll in. In the meantime, speculate on what a Y: The Last Man series might be like (and who oughtta star in it) in the comments below.