After a long old wait for DC fans, the adaptation of the critically acclaimed comic Y: The Last Man finally has a TV adaptation. The series has been in production for a while after several changes in the creative team. 

If you’d like to know more about the series adaptation of Y: The Last Man, then keep on reading. We also have similar articles for other upcoming DC series, including Justice League Dark and Peacemaker.

When does Y: The Last Man start?

New episodes of Y: The Last Man are out now on Hulu in the US, and on Disney+ in the UK

UK viewers are slightly behind those in the States, which is around an episode ahead. Fortunately, there is a way to watch Y: The Last Man on Hulu from abroad. 

How to watch Y: The Last Man on Hulu in the UK 

Y: The Last Man releases on Disney+ UK just over a week later than it does on FX via Hulu. If you're keen to avoid spoilers for the show, then you can sign up for Hulu from abroad by using a VPN such as NordVPN or Surfshark

Once you've chosen your VPN, head on over to the Hulu website to sign up, which is currently offering month-long free trials for new subscribers.

If you can't pay with a UK credit card, then you can purchase a Walmart Hulu gift card to use as your payment information.

Buy the gift card first, then redeem the code sent to your email on the Hulu website. This should be enough to cover a few months of a subscription, which is enough time to watch all of the Y: The Last Man. 

For more details on signing up to the streaming service, check out our full guide for watching Hulu from abroad

Watch the trailer

The first full trailer for the series is finally here – take a look:

Who are the cast and crew of Y: The Last Man?

Here’s the cast members that are starring in Y: The Last Man, and who they will be playing:

  • Ben Schnetzer as Yorick Brown
  • Diane Lane as President Jennifer Brown
  • Ashley Romans as Agent 355 / Peace
  • Diana Bang as Dr. Allison Mann
  • Olivia Thirlby as Hero Brown
  • Juliana Canfield as Beth DeVille
  • Marin Ireland as Nora Brady
  • Amber Tamblyn as Kimberly Cunningham
  • Paul Gross as the U.S. President
  • Elliot Fletcher as Sam Jordan

Behind the camera, the original comic book writer of the series, Brian K. Vaughan, is producing alongside Nina Jacobson and Brad Simpson, with the production companies Color Force and FX Production.

The showrunner and writer of several episodes is Eliza Clark, who is also an executive producer. There have been many changes behind the camera, with Michael Green and Aida Mashaka Croal both exiting as showrunners throughout the development process.

Louise Friedberg directed the first few episodes, and the whole season is helmed by women directors.

What is the plot of Y: The Last Man?

Y: The Last Man is all about a mysterious plague which wipes out all males of every species on Earth, apart from two – Yorick Brown and his pet monkey Ampersand. The pair join forces with Agent 355 to set out across the country to discover who started this genocide and why.

We don’t know yet whether the show will cover every single issue in the comics. Keep in mind that the original story ran for 60 issues, so six seasons with ten episodes per season would make sense – but this depends on the show getting renewed.

This apocalyptic story is considered one of the strongest from DC comics, so providing the creative issues behind the camera don’t impact the series, this could be the new hit to take over from The Walking Dead, the popularity of which has dwindled over the last few years.

Where to watch Y: The Last Man

If you’re in the US, you can watch Y: The Last Man on FX via Hulu. New subscribers can get a free trial for a month, and then a subscription either costs $5.99 per month for ad-supported content and $11.99 per month for ad-free. You can sign up on the Hulu website.

For UK and European viewers, you can watch the series on Disney Plus. The show sits on the Star library, which is the place for all Hulu shows. Disney+ costs either £7.99 per month, or £79.90 per year, and you can sign up for an account over on the Disney+ website.