Y: The Last Man eyes Jodie Foster for leading role


FX’s Y: The Last Man adaptation might have found its star with award-winning actress Jodie Foster.

In a new report from That Hashtag Show, the network is currently in discussion with Jodie Foster to star. Nabbing such a well-known actress for a leading role would make Y: The Last Man a must-watch show for most viewers.

According to the source, Foster will be playing the mother of the series’ protagonist, Yorick. Her character, Jennifer Brown, is a congresswoman from Ohio who deals with the fallout of this new world. Obviously, being the parent to only living man in world full of women will come with a few tribulations.

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There’s no doubt the character and the story must be pretty impressive for Jodie Foster to consider a return to television. While she’s lent her voice to a few different animated shows and made some appearances as herself, a majority of her career has been based around film. The last time she was acting on a television show was 1975 in The Secret Life of TK Dearing.

FX ordered the pilot of Y: The Last Man earlier this year with a script by Michael Green. He’s been a big name in recent years, writing episodes of American Gods, as well as co-writing box offices hits like LoganBlade Runner 2049 and the upcoming Death of the Nile. His impressive credits, and the fact he’ll also serve as a showrunner, will definitely help FX nab some big talent.

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While there’s no set date for the FX adaptation to air or even many details yet, fans are still excited by any news. Y: The Last Man has been an immensely popular graphic novel by Brian K. Vaughan and many readers have hoped for a live-action version. It looks like they might finally get their wish after years of waiting.