The Last Man ‘Killed’ Weird Al, And Here’s How He Responded


Hate to break it to you, but if the fictional loss of Weird Al is too painful to bear, then “Y The Last Man” might be a difficult show to stomach. The entire premise of the show is that everyone with a Y chromosome has died of a mysterious plague — leaving only Yorick, his monkey Ampersand, and a world of people with X chromosomes.

Whatever has allowed Yorick and his Capuchin money to survive is the mystery at the center of the series — one which he and the secretive Agent 355 (Ashley Romans) risk their lives to understand. The whole thing is made stranger by the fact that Yorick is, as far as he knows, completely normal. So why him? The man is an amateur escape artist who teaches children how to get out of handcuffs (but not especially well, given his only client signed up for magic camp instead.)

Still, Yorick is somehow the only surviving cigender man on Earth. Sadly, whatever saves him doesn’t extend to the likes of Grammy winner Al Yankovich … so just think of all the other stars lost to the premise of “Y The Last Man.” Lin-Manuel Miranda? Gone! Keanu Reeves? Bye. Tom Hanks?! No one is safe!

…But if you can get past the terrifying implications of your favorite celebrities being dead, then “Y The Last Man” is just a pretty cool show about the world crumbling around us. Ya know, another fun Tuesday night binge.

New episodes air weekly on FX on Hulu, so you can catch up before episode 7 arrives on October 11. Check out the official series synopsis below.

Based on DC Comics’ acclaimed series by Brian K. Vaughan and Pia Guerra, Y: The Last Man traverses a post-apocalyptic world in which a cataclysmic event decimates every mammal with a Y chromosome but for one cisgender man and his pet monkey. The series follows the survivors in this new world as they struggle with their efforts to restore what was lost and the opportunity to build something better.


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