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The screen version of the acclaimed graphic novel "Y: The Last Man" is slowly coming to life, with FX announcing the cast for the pilot.

Headlining are Diane Lane,  Barry Keoghan ("Dunkirk"), Imogen Poots ("Green Room"), Lashana Lynch ("Still Star-Crossed"), Juliana Canfield ("Succession") and Marin Ireland ("Sneaky Pete")

Brian K. Vaughan's comic series, which launched in 2002, centers on escape artist Yorick Brown (Keoghan), the last surviving human with a Y chromosome after a mysterious lague wiped out the male chromosome.

FX's official description reads: "Y traverses a post-apocalyptic world in which a cataclysmic event has decimated every male mammal save for one lone human. The new world order of women will explore gender, race, class and survival."

Lane will play Senator Jennifer Brown, who is in her first term but has already made a name for herself for her willingness to put personal ideals above politics. She is mother of Yorick and Hero Brown (Poots).

Lynch is the highly professional Secret Service Agent 355, Canfield is Yorick's love interest Beth, and Ireland plays the president's top advisor.