Y: The Last Man fails to get a second series (updated)

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FX and Hulu drop the show, but its showrunner is looking for a new home.

Y: The Last Man‘s showrunner, Eliza Clark, has announced that FX and Hulu will “not be moving forward” with a second series of the show. Despite the first run still airing, it appears the network have already decided a recommission will not be forthcoming.

Based on Brian K. Vaughn and Pia Guerra’s comic book series, the show is set in a post-apocalyptic world where a cataclysmic event has killed off all mammals with a Y chromosome. As the world struggles to restore society, we follow the last man on Earth, Yorick Brown (Ben Schnetzer), who travels with is pet monkey Ampersand. The show also stars Diane Lane, Ashley Romans, Olivia Thirlby and Amber Tamblyn.

Eliza Clark took to Twitter to break the disappointing news to the show’s fans:

However she continues confidently, saying:

“FX has been an amazing partner. We have loved working with them, and we’re sad YTLM is not going forward at FX on Hulu. But we know that someone else is going to be very lucky to have this team and this story.

“I have never experienced the remarkable solidarity of this many talented people. We are committed to finding Y its next home. #YLivesOn.”

You certainly can’t deny her faith in the show!

Whether Y: The Last Man can find a new home remains to be seen – network cancellation isn’t always the death knell for a show that it used to be, just look at what happened with Brooklyn Nine-Nine!

In the meantime, you can still catch the eight part debut series, which is available on Disney+ in the UK.


Further to our original story, there’s an interesting piece in The Hollywood Reporter which fills in some of the backstory to the cancellation. Well worth a read, it suggests that a cocktail of showrunner swaps, pandemic-induced production delays and recastings may have conspired to run out the clock on FX’s option for the series.

Naturally, if there’s more news on this story, CultBox will keep you posted.