Y: The Last Man – Ben Schnetzer Is The New Yorick For The TV Series

Ben Schnetzer

by James White |
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Last month, the troubled, show-runner-swapping TV adaptation of Y: The Last Man took another hit as star Barry Keoghan left the project after the pilot. Now, we have a new actor to play the character of Yorick Brown in the show, as Warcraft and Snowden's Ben Schnetzer has landed the part.

Brian K. Vaughan and Pia Guerra's successful graphic novel 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.

No reason has been given for Keoghan's unexpected departure, but with Schnetzer in place, the show can move forward – though likely that will involve shooting a brand new initial episode.

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