In October, FX on Hulu canceled Y: The Last Man just weeks away from the end of its first season. Based on the 2005 Vertigo comic by Brian K. Vaughn and Pia Guerra, the post-apocalyptic series starred Ben Schnetzer as Yorick, the planet’s last surviving cis man. and his pet monkey as they travel the new world and encounter different pockets of survivors. Showrunner Eliza Clark said at the time that she would do her best to buy the well loved show to other networks or streamers and get a season two (or five). “We know someone else is going to be very lucky to have this story,” she said in October.
Unfortunately, it appears that those plans did not materialize. On Friday afternoon, Clark confirmed on Twitter that despite his best efforts, the show will not continue with another season. “It’s always incredibly hard to get a show moving,” she wrote, “and over the past few years it’s only gotten harder… But sadly, that doesn’t seem to be happening.” In his thread, Clark said the pitch for season two was “kickass” and would have included some twists on the best stories in post-apocalyptic comics. “Astronauts, anyone? »
Yes was in development for a too long, to be originally a film with multiple creative confrontations, redesigns and changes of rights. FX only started developing the show in 2019, but the time it took to get there is why the network chose to end the show.
Although the series won’t continue and was hit “pretty hard” by the abrupt cancellation, Clark is still grateful to have been able to tell Yorick’s story, brief as it was. “I have to adapt my favorite comic,” she wrote. “I must have a show on TV…I hope you will continue to watch the show.” That you will still tell your friends to watch it.
You can watch the fleeting Y: The Last Man on FX on Hulu. Who knows, in the era of properties suddenly returning, maybe we’ll see more of Yorick and Agent 355 one day.
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