There’s been talk of a Y: The Last Man movie for years now, but every time it seems to come remotely close to happening, something goes wrong and the plug is pulled (much to the frustration of fans of the critically acclaimed comic book series by Brian K. Vaughan).

Well, things are finally starting to look up for Y: The Last Man as FX is teaming with Vaughan to bring the property to the small screen. Like The Walking Dead and even Game of Thrones, it’s easy to imagine the series working much better in the format of TV show rather than a film. Vaughan – no stranger to TV after working on Lost – will develop Y: The Last Man with another writer, while the hunt for a director to tackle the pilot is expected to begin shortly.

The Vertigo Comics series was launched in 2002 and revolves around Yorick Brown – the last surviving human with a Y chromosome – and his Capuchin monkey, Ampersand. Y: The Last Man then follows escape artist Yorick after the mysterious plague as he sets out to find what might have wiped out the world’s male chromosomes, and it ran for a total of sixty issues.

Word of a Y: The Last Man movie first surfaced in 2007 with the plan to turn it into a trilogy, only for director D.J. Caruso to clash with New Line when they decided they wanted to make it into a single two hour movie. Talks began again in 2012, but had fallen apart by last year.

As well as Lost, Vaughan also worked on Under the Dome, and currently writes pretty much THE best comic book on stands, a fantasy sci-fi title you should definitely read called Saga.