Barry Keoghan Leaves Y: The Last Man TV Adaptation

Barry Keoghan

by James White |
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The rollercoaster that is work on the adaptation of the Y: The Last Man comicbook series has hit another spine-rattling moment. Barry Keoghan, who was cast in the lead and starred in the pilot episode, has now left the show, according to Collider.

No reason was given for his departure, but Network FX will now go ahead and recast the role, which could lead to another delay for the show that has had its fair share of issues already.

Brian K. Vaughan and Pia Guerra's successful series follows Yorick, an amateur escape artist who has become the lone male human survivor after a mysterious plague killed off everyone else with a Y chromosome — including all male animals. Except, that is, for his pet capuchin monkey, Ampersand, who follows him around.

Now living in a world entirely filled with women, Yorick heads out on a mission to discover why the tragedy befell the world and to look for his girlfriend Beth (Juliana Canfield), who he last heard was halfway across the world in Australia. Diane Lane, Imogen Poots, Lashana Lynch, Marin Ireland and Amber Tamblyn are all in the cast for the show, which was originally developed by Michael Green and Aïda Mashaka Croal before they left over creative differences last April, with Eliza Clark hired to replace them last June. And this is after the film spent years wandering the film development wilderness.

Keoghan might not be part of this one, but he's got plenty of exciting projects on the way, including David Lowery's next film, Green Knight and a little movie called Marvel's Eternals, due out on 6 November.

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