“Y: The Last Man” will not be picked up for a second season by FX on Hulu, the series’ showrunner Eliza Clark announced on Twitter Sunday.
The sereies, which had been in development at FX since 2015, was an adaptation of the popular comic book series of the same name by Brian K. Vaughn and Pia Guerra.
Despite the cancellation, Clark said she’s “committed to finding Y its next home.”
“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, creative 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.
After making the initial announcement, Clark added in a subsequent tweet, “KEEP WATCHING. The last three episodes are epic, I promise, and tell your friends. We’ll find a home for the show. #YLivesOn”
In the original comic, which ran from 2002 until 2008, the premise is that every animal with a Y chromosome dies in some massive unexplained event, except for the one (the eponymous “last man”). While trans people weren’t a big focus of the story, it was noted that trans men survived because they didn’t possess a Y chromosome.
Clark saw the TV version as an opportunity to change how the original text thought of gender.
In a September interview with TheWrap, Clark said, “I think that the conversation about gender is more nuanced than the conversation than anything was about gender 20 years ago,” showrunner Eliza Clark told TheWrap. “I think we made clear early and often in the show that chromosomes are not equal to gender, and that there are still many men that survived this event.”
The main cast included Ben Schnetzer, Amber Tamblyn (who plays a character created for the series), Diane Lane, Ashley Romans, Olivia Thirlby, Marin Ireland, Diana Bang, Elliot Fletcher and Juliana Canfield.