The Last Man on Earth cancelled after four seasons
James R | On 11, May 2018
The Last Man on Earth has been cancelled after four seasons.
The comedy series about the end of the world is one of the funniest TV shows around, and has been since it first premiered back in 2015.
It follows the post-apocalyptic life of Phil, a guy who – thanks to a virus wiping out the human race – is now the only guy on the planet. Instead of serious soul-searching, though, Phil poos in a swimming pool. Instead of surviving, he stocks up on porn.
The show was created by Will Forte, who plays Phil, and produced by The LEGO Movie’s Christopher Miller and Phil Lord, who also directed the first episode. As the series continued, Forte’s Phil was joined by Kristen Schaal as the scene-stealing Carol – adorably sweet, scarily enthusiastic and hilariously silly – as well as January Jones, Mel Rodriguez, Mary Steenburgen and Cleopatra Coleman. Jason Sudeikis also appared in later episodes as an astronaut orbiting the Earth in the International Space Station.
Produced by 20th Century Fox Television, the series was executive produced by Seth Cohen, Erik Durbin and Tim McAuliffe, as well as Forte, Lord and Miller. The result was a daft programme that featured everything from punch-ups with foam dummies on beaches to rocking up at the White House in a jet plane.
“It’s a sitcom that shows genuine character and comic beats thrust into darker human drama, but never fails to make you laugh at the same time,” we wrote in our review of the series. “It is, without a doubt, one of the most interesting and enjoyable TV shows on the air at the moment.”
Now, though, Fox has decided that it will not return, after four seasons and five nominations at the Primetime Emmys. The show was snapped up by Dave for broadcast in the UK, with its fourth and final season still yet to air this year. Season 1 and 2, though, are on Amazon Prime Video, with Season 3 eventually set to join them. Never seen the show? Read why you should catch up.
Season 1 and 2 of The Last Man on Earth is available to watch online in the UK on Amazon Prime Video, as part of a £5.99 monthly subscription – and on pay-per-view VOD, including TalkTalk TV Store, Google Play, iTunes and Amazon Instant Video.