After years of circling in the world of development (both television and movie), an adaptation of DC Comics/Vertigo’s Y: The Last Man, from Brian K. Vaughan and Pia Guerra, was picked up as a pilot by FX back in April. Now the series has possibly picked up some Academy Award power in it’s cast.
According to That Hashtag Show, Academy Award winner Jodie Foster is reportedly in talks for the role of Congresswoman Jennifer Brown, who is the mother to the series main character Yorick Brown. The Vaughan & Guerra series follows Yorick after a plague hits the world and wipes out all male mammals on the planet save for Yorick and his Capuchin monkey Ampersand, and they begin a world-spanning journey to discover a possible cure for the plague and to find Yorick’s girlfriend Beth.
Foster is an established veteran in the industry and won Oscars for her turns in The Accused and Silence of the Lambs while also being nominated for Taxi Driver and Nell. Over the years she’s done more behind the camera in the director’s chair, but she recently starred in 2013’s Elysium and 2018’s Hotel Artemis.
So far there is no word on other castings for Yorick or his bodyguard/friend/companion Agent 355, geneticist & cloning expert Dr. Allison Mann or any other characters from the series which ran for sixty issues from 2002 through 2008.