Irish actor Barry Keoghan to star in new DC Comic series

Irish actor Barry Keoghan to star in new DC Comic series. Looks like we’ll be seeing a lot more of Dubliner Barry Keoghan as he has been confirmed to star in new comic book series, Y: The Last Man.

And while the Dublin actor has been spending a lot of time in Hollywood films as of late – he starred in Killing of a Sacred Deer, Dunkirk and Black ’47 – this series will see him take the plunge into the world of television.

Y: The Last Man is considered to be one of the most critically acclaimed comic book series of all time. The DC Comics/Vertigo title was first launched in 2002 and written and created by Brian K Vaughan and artist Pia Guerra.

FX has announced that they have picked up its TV adaption to series.

Y: The Last Man focuses on a guy called Yorick Brown and his pet monkey who navigate their way through a world in which every male has been wiped out by a mysterious plague.

Keoghan was first linked to the project back in July but he recently confirmed the news on Twitter, sharing a picture of a dark figure walking among a sea of male bodies, writing: “#YTheLastMan 🐵🎥 COMING SOON…”

Diane Lane will also star in the series as Senator and Yorick’s mother while Imogen Poots will play his sister.

The cast also includes Amber Tamblyn, Lashana Lynch, Juliana Canfield and Marin Ireland.

Brian K Vaughan, the comic’s creator, will executive producer of the show.

The full series of Y: The Last Man is set to premiere next year.

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