After years of start-stop development, a series adaptation of the “Y: The Last Man” comics finally came to the “FX on Hulu” portal just last month, and alas, it’s already over.
We’ve learned this weekend that FX on Hulu has made the decision to not go forward with a second season of “Y: The Last Man,” with the series now seeking another home.
Showrunner Eliza Clark said in a statement today, “We have learned that we will not be moving forward with FX on Hulu Season 2 of Y: THE LAST MAN. I have never in my life been more committed to a story, and there is so much more left to tell. Y: THE LAST MAN is about gender, about how oppressive systems inform identity. We had a gender diverse team of brilliant artists, led by women at almost every corner of our production. Producers, writers, directors, cinematographers, production design, costume design, stunt coordination, and more. It is the most collaborative, creatively fulfilling, and beautiful thing I have ever been a part of. We don’t want it to end. 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.”
The first season has three episodes remaining, premiering across the next few weeks.
Based on the DC Comics series by Brian K. Vaughan and Pia Guerra, and published by Vertigo between 2002 and 2008, “Y: The Last Man” traverses a post-apocalyptic world in which a cataclysmic event decimates every mammal with a Y chromosome but for one cisgender man and his pet monkey. The series follows the survivors in this new world as they struggle with their efforts to restore what was lost and the opportunity to build something better.
Eliza Clark (Animal Kingdom) serves as the showrunner of the series, which has a cast including Olivia Thirlby, Diane Lane, Ben Schnetzer, Amber Tamblyn and Ashley Romans.
FX notes, “All episodes of the season will be directed by women and the production has a significant number of female department heads, including both DPs, the production designer, costume designer, casting director, editors, stunt coordinator and more.”