With high audience and critical reviews at Rotten Tomatoes, Y: The Last Man seemed like it should have become a hit. Unfortunately, FX did not see it that way. Via showrunner Eliza Clark, today brings news that the adaptation of Brian K. Vaughan’s acclaimed comic will not be renewed for a second season. Not at FX, anyway. Clark has hope that perhaps another network can come to the rescue.
“FX has been an amazing partner,” she writes. “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.”
When Clark came on to the project, she initiated a total rewrite and reshoot of the pilot, finally breaking the project out of development hell. Elsewhere in the Tweet, she notes, “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 tells the story of a world in which a fatal plague attacks the Y-chromosome, killing all cis-males and male animals. Save one escape artist and his pet monkey. The comic eventually reached a natural conclusion, but the series is a long way from that for now.
You can read Clark’s sad-yet-hopeful Tweet below:
My statement on Y: THE LAST MAN and Season 2. pic.twitter.com/rFtb6pXu5i
— Eliza Clark (@TheElizaClark) October 17, 2021
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