Diane Lane to Headline New Series, “Y: The Last Man”

Diane Lane has signed on to star in Y: The Last Man pilot. 

The Oscar-nominated actress has been cast to headline the drama, starring opposite Imogen Poots, Barry Keoghan, Lashana Lynch, Juliana Canfield and Marin Ireland. The casting was confirmed by FX on Wednesday. 

Y: The Last Man is based on DC Comics’ acclaimed series by Brian K. Vaughan and Pia Guerra. It explores a new order of women in a post-apocalyptic world after all male mammals have been decimated except for one lone human.

Variety reports that Lane will play Senator Jennifer Brown, a junior senator in her first term who has made a name for herself in political circles for her willingness to put personal ideals over politics. She is also the mother of Yorick Brown (Keoghan) who may be that lone male survivor of the worldwide plague and his sister Hero Brown (Poots), an EMT nurse who carries with her deep emotional trauma.

Lane current projects include a role on the sixth and final season of House of Cards and Amazon’s The Romanoffs.