Amber Tamblyn has officially joined the cast of FX’s highly anticipated series Y: The Last Man pilot. Y is based on Brian K. Vaughan and Pia Guerra’s comic book series of the same name and “takes place in a post-apocalyptic world where a cataclysmic event has decimated every male mammal, save for one lone man named Yorick (Dunkirk‘s Barry Keoghan). Together, they’re left to navigate a society run entirely by women, through which they explore gender, race, class, and survival.”
Tamblyn will be playing Mariette Callows, “the daughter of the president of the U.S. who is expected to follow his conservative footsteps into the political arena.” While the president has yet to be cast, FX recently brought on powerhouse Diane Lane to play Jennifer Brown, “a first-term junior senator who has already made a name for herself in political circles for her willingness to put personal ideals ahead of politics.” She’s also mother to Yorick and his sister Hero (Imogen Poots).
Brotherhood’s Lashana Lynch will play “Agent 355, a Secret Service agent who performs the duties of her job with the utmost professionalism, even under the most unexpected set of circumstances”. Succession’s Juliana Canfield will play a character named Beth, a Brooklyn-based knife maker who finds something endearing about the hapless Yorick” and Sneaky Pete’s Marin Ireland will play Nora, the president’s senior assistant and right-hand woman who effortlessly balances family life with a job navigating the corridors of power.”
Tamblyn is well known for her role in the Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants movies and she also had a recurring guest-star role on Two and a Half Men. She recently appeared in 2017’s Girlfriend’s Day and this year’s Nostalgia, which told a collection of stories about love and loss and the connections humans have to the objects and memories that shape their lives.
Y: The Last Man comes from Luke Cage’s Aïda Mashaka Croal and American Gods’ Michael Green and will be produced by American Crime Story’s Nina Jacobson and Brad Simpson. Comic book writer Brian Vaughn will also serve as a producer.
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