Showrunner broke the news, adding that he wants to find a new home for the series.
Years of trying to push the project forward resulted in the premiere of “Y: The Last Man” in September this year, but the adaptation remains on an arduous path, as even before the end of its first season, production was canceled by FX on Hulu. The news was announced by showrunner Eliza Clark this Sunday (17), who also said she hopes to take the series to a new home in order to continue the story.
Read Clark’s testimony below:
My statement on Y: THE LAST MAN and Season 2. pic.twitter.com/rFtb6pXu5i
— Eliza Clark (@TheElizaClark) October 17, 2021
“We found out that we won’t be moving on to a second season of ‘Y: The Last Man’ on FX on Hulu. I’ve never been so committed to a story, and there’s still so much to tell.
‘Y: The Last Man’ is about gender, about how oppressive systems form identities. We had a gender-diverse team of brilliant artists, led by women in almost every department. Production, script, direction, photography direction, production design, stunt coordination and more. It’s the most collaborative, beautiful and creatively rewarding thing I’ve been involved in. We don’t want it to end.
FX has been an amazing partner. We love working with them, and we’re sad that ‘Y: The Last Man’ isn’t continuing on Hulu. But we know that another place will be very lucky to have this team and history. I have never experienced such solidarity as with these talented people. We are committed to finding Y’s new home. #YLivesOn.”
“Y: The Last Man” adapts the graphic novel by Brian K. Vaughan and Pia Guerra. The plot is set in a post-apocalyptic future, where all living mammals with a Y chromosome have died simultaneously, with the exception of young Yorick Brown and his monkey, Ampersand.
The cast stars Ben Schnetzer as Yorick, and also features Diane Lane, Imogen Poots, Lashana Lynch, Juliana Canfield, Marin Ireland and Amber Tamblyn.
The series has been aired in Brazil by Star Plus, and will have its final episode released on November 1st.