If you are a fan of FX on Hulu’s adaptation of the DC Comics series Y: The Last Man but are wondering why it wasn’t mentioned yesterday during the DC FanDome event, we have some bad news for you. According to showrunner Eliza Clark, the streamer has chosen not to pick up the show for a second season.
The series premiered on FX on Hulu on September 13 and hasn’t finished its first run season run.
Clark broke the new earlier today on twitter –
My statement on Y: THE LAST MAN and Season 2. pic.twitter.com/rFtb6pXu5i
— Eliza Clark (@TheElizaClark) October 17, 2021
The comic, created by writer Brian K Vaughan and artist Pia Guerra, told the story of what happened to the world after a mysterious incident wiped out every living being with a Y chromosome except for 1 man, Yorick Brown, and his pet monkey Ampersand. Over the course of the book’s sixty-issue run, Yorick traveled across the country looking for his girlfriend and for the cause of the mysterious plague. The book used its post-apocalyptic setting to explore issues of gender, race and class. The individual comic issues were also collected into a series of trade paperbacks, the final volume of which was the first graphic novel to win the new instituted Best Graphic Story category at the 2009 Hugo Awards.
A hit with critics and readers, New Line first picked up the rights to the series to develop it as a film. After numerous attempts with different creatives attached, the rights reverted back to Vaughan and Guerra in 2014, who ultimately took them to FX.
As of now, reps from FX and Hulu have not confirmed the cancellation.