It looks like FX’s science fiction series Y: The Last Man is undergoing yet another set-back as they’ve lost the lead actor who was set to play Yorick Bown.
Collider is reporting that Eternals and Dunkirk actor Barry Keoghan has exited the comic book series adaptation of Y: The Last Man from FX.
FX’s adaptation of Y: The Last Man has suffered another setback, as sources say the lead role of Yorick will be recast, Collider has exclusively learned. Rising star Barry Keoghan (The Killing of a Sacred Deer) had been cast as Yorick Brown, who finds himself as the last living male on Earth after a cataclysmic event wipes out every other man on the planet. With the help of his pet monkey Ampersand, Yorick sets out to find his girlfriend Beth, and together they end up traversing a post-apocalyptic world in which women call the shots.
Their reporting is being backed up by the trades.
The British actor had been attached for the lead role in 2018 and was most recently seen in the hit HBO series Chernobyl.
He’s been starting up a film career having a role in Christopher Nolan’s Dunkirk and will be playing a villain named Druig (the cousin of Richard Madden’s Ikaris) in Marvel Studios’ big cosmic flick Eternals set to be released on November 6th.
The Killing’s Eliza Clark had recently replaced original showrunners Aïda Mashaka Croal and Michael Green.
Filming on Y: The Last Man was set to begin next month in Toronto, Ontario, Canada with production expected to start on March 23rd and wrap on July 28th.
HN Entertainment has learned that the series production team includes production designer Alexandra Schaller (The Get Down) and supervising art director Evan Webber (The Shape of Water, The Twilight Zone, The Handmaid’s Tale).
Evan Webber has worked as a set designer for Suicide Squad, Pacific Rim, Power Rangers, Avatar 2, and Avatar 3.
Other cast members included Diane Lane, Imogen Poots, Lashana Lynch, Juliana Canfield, Marin Ireland, and Amber Tamblyn.
It remains to be seen if they’ll also be recast like Barry or if those production dates will be re-scheduled as they search for a new leading actor.