FX News: ‘Y’ Ordered To Series; ‘Legion’ Ending With Season 3; ‘Fargo’ Season 4 Filming Winter
A wave of FX announcements were given at the Television Critics Association, and there is news galore. So, let’s get into it!
‘Y’ fka ‘Y: The Last Man’
FX has finally given a series order to ‘Y,’ based on the famous post-apocalyptic science fiction DC comic book series ‘Y: The Last Man.’ The project has long been in development, but now it is becoming a reality.
The series is co-created, written and executive produced by Michael Green (‘American Gods,’ ‘Blade Runner 2049’) and Aïda Mashaka Croal (‘Luke Cage,’ ‘Turn’), who also will serve co-showrunners. Meanwhile, Melina Matsoukas directed the pilot episode, while also serving as executive producer.
Here are the confirmed cast members:
- Juliana Canfield (‘Succession,’ ‘Plain Fiction’)
- Marin Ireland (‘Sneaky Pete,’ ‘Hell or High Water’)
- Barry Keoghan (‘The Killing of a Sacred Deer,’ ‘Dunkirk’)
- Diane Lane (‘Man of Steel,’ ‘House of Cards’)
- Lashana Lynch (‘Bulletproof,’ ‘Captain Marvel’)
- Imogen Poots (‘Green Room,’ ‘I Kill Giants’)
- Amber Tamblyn (‘The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants,’ ‘127 Hours’)
The premise is below:
“Y traverses a post-apocalyptic world in which a cataclysmic event has decimated every male save for one lone human. The new world order of women will explore gender, race, class and survival.”
Moreover, Michael Green took to Twitter to share a first look image at the series:
— Michael Green (@andmichaelgreen) February 4, 2019
‘Y’ is slated to premiere in 2020.
‘Legion’ Season 3
Season 3 of ‘Legion’ will be its final one. However, FX CEO John Landgraf explained this was always the intended direction from creator/executive producer/showrunner Noah Hawley:
“Noah Hawley had always considered Legion to be a three-season show, and he has confirmed that he’s going to stick with his plan. This will be the final season.”
‘Legion’ is based on an offshoot of the X-Men franchise that debuted as a comic in 1985′ The series centers on David Haller (Dan Stevens), whose history of psychiatric issues lead to his discovery that he has mutant powers, and wackiness ensues.
The cast also includes Rachel Keller, Aubrey Plaza, Bill Irwin, Amber Midthunder, Jeremie Harris, Jean Smart, Jemaine Clement, Katie Aselton, Navid Negahban and Hamish Linklater.
And also some new actors joining the fold, playing some exciting roles:
Noah Hawley is pleased to announce two guest castings for the final year of #LegionFX
Stephanie Corneliussen will play David Haller’s mother, “Gabrielle,” and Harry Lloyd will play his father, “Professor X.”
— Legion (@LegionFX) February 5, 2019
Additionally, Landgraf stated that the third season will debut in June.
‘Fargo’ Season 4
Landgraf said that the fourth season of ‘Fargo’ will go into production this winter. Also, the network will keep making it as long as creator Noah Hawley is interested.
Landgraf had this to say about the new season:
“We’ve actually now heard the season pitch for the fourth season of Fargo; Noah’s writing it and I read the first script and loved it. I didn’t know if it would go past one season [but] as long as he can come up with fantastic ideas, we’ll make them forever if he keeps coming up with them.”
The premise is below:
The year is 1950, in Kansas City, a crossroads and collision point of two migrations. Italians coming from Italy and African Americans fleeing the south to escape Jim Crow, both fighting for a piece of the American dream as two controlling crime syndicates. They are at an uneasy peace controlling an alternate economy of exploitation, graft and drugs. To cement their peace, the heads of both families have traded their eldest sons.
Further, Chris Rock will be leading the season, playing the head of a crime family. But, the earliest ‘Fargo’ will premiere is 2020, on FX.