There will be no further seasons of Y: The Last Man. Having been removed from Hulu’s programming lineup by FX, the show was seeking a new home network. There will be no further episodes of this show since it was not picked up. It was announced on Twitter by series creator Eliza Clark that the programme will be ending after just one more season.
As they searched for a new host network, Clark sent a poignant thank-you note to all of the fans who kept their spirits up. While working on “the finest creative workplace,” she said she was “immensely pleased with the job we performed.” A first season for the programme was a source of joy for her since many projects never ever get off the ground.
Clark ended the interview by expressing her delight at being able to make her favourite comic book into a television programme and to share the tales she loved. It comes to an end with her referencing Y as “the one that got away,” promising her fans that she would continue to compose new works.
According to what Clark said in her tweet, Brian K. Vaughan and Pia Guerra were the creators of Y: The Last Man, the comic book series that inspired the show. It was set in a post-apocalyptic world where the Y chromosome has been eradicated from all animals. What happened to Ampersand and his owner, Yorick Brown? That’s when things got a little confusing. Having become a sought-after commodity across the world, Yorick must now determine who is his ally and who is his enemy. Olivia Thirlby, Ashley Romans, Amber Tamblyn, Elliot Fletcher, and Diane Lane also appeared in the series.
Critics were split on the first season, so FX on Hulu decided to cancel it in October. “There is so much more to tell” was Clark’s tweet at the time. Season 2 was expected to have “new twists on some of the finest tales from the book (astronauts anyone?),” according to Clark’s recent tweet, so it’s a disappointment for those who were eagerly anticipating it.
While we are sorry to see Y: The Last Man depart, we agree with Clark and are pleased that the series received a Season 1.
Y: The Last Man premiered late last year, but its US network, Disney-owned Hulu, immediately cancelled it.
In a similar vein to how Brooklyn Nine-Nine and Lucifer were salvaged after their original cancellations, showrunner Eliza Clark committed to doing everything in her power to have the programme picked up for further episodes by another network.
It seems that Clark’s ambition of finding a new home for The Last Man has come to an end since the programme has yet to find a new home.