FX has hired Michael Green as showrunner for its planned Y: The Last Man live-action series, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Green, who is currently co-showrunner on Starz' American Gods, will reportedly write Y: The Last Man's pilot script with the title's co-creator Brian K. Vaughan.
Originally launched in 2002 at DC/Vertigo, Y: The Last Man by Vaughn and artist/co-creator Pia Guerra has been optioned numerous times in the past for both TV and feature film development. At one point, New Line had set director D.J. Caruso with screenwriters David Goyer and Carl Ellsworth to develop it as a feature film. In September 2014, Vaughn revealed that he was in negotiations to obtain the rights back from New Line and DC/Vertigo to develop it himself.
In the years since Y: The Last Man debuted in comic books, Vaughn has done significant work in television from writing ABC's Lost and developing CBS' Under The Dome.
Green is a veteran of genre film-making and comic books. In addition to acting as American Gods co-showrunner, Green also co-wrote Green Lantern and the upcoming films Logan, Alien: Covenant, and Blade Runner 2049. In comic books, he wrote DC's Superman/Batman and re-launched Supergirl for "New 52" with frequent co-writer Michael Johnson.