Y: The Last Man will not be returning for a second season as previously announced. After Hulu dropped FX from its programming lineup, the series was seeking a new home network. Sadly, it was not picked up and will not be returning to tell the rest of its narrative in the future. Eliza Clark, the show’s creator, announced the news through Twitter to the show’s many followers who had hoped for at least one more season.
Clark sent a sincere thank-you note to the many fans who remained hopeful while they searched for a new host network. She alluded to working on the programme as “the most creative work atmosphere,” and she was “immensely pleased with the job that we achieved.” That the programme had gotten a crack at the first season made her happy, as many shows never do.
Clark ended the interview by expressing her delight at being able to adapt her favourite comic book into a television series and to share the tales she loved with her fans. “The one that got away” is how she ends the piece, but she tells her fans that she will continue to compose new works.
Y: The Last Man was adapted from a comic book by Brian K. Vaughan and Pia Guerra, as Clark indicated in her tweet. Y-chromosome-carrying animal species were eradicated in the world of the show’s post-apocalyptic setting. Ampersand and Yorick Brown (Ben Schnetzer), a man and his pet monkey, were somehow spared from the devastation. Yorick is now a sought-after commodity across the world, and he’s having a hard time deciding who’s his buddy and who’s his opponent. There were Olivia Thirlby and Ashley Romans in the series as well as Amber Tamblyn, Elliot Fletcher, and Diane Lane.
FX on Hulu withdrew the first season of the show in October after it received a mixed reception from reviewers. Clark tweeted at the time, “There is so much more to share.” A disappointment for fans who were eagerly anticipating Season 2, which Clark hinted at in her most recent tweet by noting that the next season will have “new spins on some of the finest tales from the book.”
While we are sorry to see Y: The Last Man comes to an end, we agree with Clark and are pleased that the series had a Season 1 premiere.
Last year’s hyped-up Y: The Last Man was abruptly cancelled by the Disney-owned Hulu network in the US.
Eliza Clark, the program’s creator and showrunner has committed to do everything in her power to preserve the show from cancellation by finding a new home for it on another network. Clark has been unable to find a new home for the programme, so it seems that The Last Man will be its last episode for the time being.