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Barry Keoghan lands lead role in comic series pilot

The Irish actor will star in a pilot for FX

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Barry Keoghan has landed a lead role in an upcoming pilot based on the acclaimed comic book series Y: The Last Man.

The 25-year-old will star alongside Diane Lane, Imogen Poots, Marin Ireland and Lashana Lynch in the pilot from cable channel FX.

Confirming the news, the actor tweeted, “#YTheLastMan proud to bring this to the screen. Classic! for @FXNetworks 🐺🎥😊.”

Michael Green’s adaptation of Brian K. Vaughan’s series.

The post-apocalyptic comic book series Y: The Last Man, which was penned by Brian K. Vaughan, is set in the aftermath of a mysterious plague that has wiped out every male mammal except for Yorick Brown (Barry Keoghan), and his pet monkey, Ampersand.

Diane Lane will play Yorick’s mother, Senator Jennifer Brown, Imogen Poots will play Yorick’s medic sister Hero Brown, Lashana Lynch will play a secret service agent, while Marin Ireland will play the president’s senior assistant.