Y: The Last Man cancelled after one season
James R | On 18, Oct 2021
Y: The Last Man has been cancelled before its first season has aired its finale.
From the studios behind Devs and Mrs America, the 10-episode drama is based on the DC Comics series of the same name by Brian K Vaughan and Pia Guerra, first published in 2002. It 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.
The ensemble cast features Diane Lane as Congresswoman Jennifer Brown, Ashley Romans as Agent 355, Ben Schnetzer as Yorick Brown, Olivia Thirlby as Hero Brown, Amber Tamblyn as Kimberly Campbell Cunningham, Marin Ireland as Nora Brady, Diana Bang as Dr. Allison Mann, Elliot Fletcher as Sam Jordan and Juliana Canfield as Beth Deville.
Developed for television by Eliza Clark, who serves as showrunner, the series premiered on 22nd September on Disney+ Star in the UK, at the same time that it premiered on FX on Hulu in the USA.
“A gripping and absorbing piece of world-building that’s bleak but never less than entertaining,” we wrote in our review.
Now, however, Clark has announced that the the programme has not been renewed by FX – although she holds hope that they can find another home elsewhere.
“We have learned that we will not be moving forward with FX on Hulu for Season 2 of Y: The Last Man,” she wrote on Twitter. “I have never in my life been more committed to a story, and there is so much more left to tell. We had a gender diverse team of brilliant artists, led by women at almost every corner of our production… It is the most collaborative, creatively fulfilling and beautiful thing I have ever been a part of. We don’t want it to end.”