Y: The Last Man took years to make the transition from graphic novel to television, and less than two months to get canceled. On Sunday, showrunner Eliza Clark confirmed FX on Hulu canceled the show after just one season, and there are still three episodes left to be released. The series was met with some positive reviews and attracted fans of the original book, but it apparently wasn’t meeting the success Hulu wanted.
In her statement Sunday, Clark said she and the rest of the team behind the show do not want it to end. “I have never in my life been more committed to a story, and there is so much more left to tell,” she wrote. Later, she praised FX as an “amazing partner,” and the team is “sad” the show is not moving forward. “But we know that someone else is going to be very lucky to have this team and this story,” Clark wrote. “I have never experienced the remarkable solidarity of this many talented people. We are committed to finding Y its next home.”
Amber Tamblyn, who plays Kimberly Campbell Cunningham on the show, was quick to show her support for a campaign to keep the show going. “Y: The Last Man will not get a second season on FX and while I’m disappointed, I know this extraordinary show that has so much to say, and that says it so well, will find a great new home soon. Looking forward to the next chapter,” she tweeted. “If you’re with me, let the world know.”
Y: The Last Man was based on the comic book series created by writer Brian K. Vaughan and artist Pia Guerra. The show is set in a post-apocalyptic world where a mysterious cataclysmic event kills every mammal with a Y chromosome except for Yorick Brown (Ben Schnetzer) and his pet monkey. Meanwhile, the survivors of the tragedy, including Yorick’s mother, President Jennifer Brown (Diane Lane), are left to grapple with the new world. Ashley Romans, Oliva Thirlby, Juliana Canfield, Elliot Fletcher, Marin Ireland, and Diana Bang also star.
The project had been in development since October 2015, with plans for the show to air on FX. There were several behind-the-scenes changes over the years before Clark was hired as showrunner in 2019. In early 2020, FX announced the show would be part of the FX on Hulu lineup instead of airing on the linear… Brinkwire Summary Entertainment News.