Y: The Last Man will not be returning for a second season on FX on Hulu, but showrunner Eliza Clark has confirmed that she is “committed to finding Y its next home.”
Clark shared the news on Twitter, saying that she and the team found out that the show was getting cancelled despite there being “so much more left to tell.”
“We have learned that we will not be moving forward with FX on Hulu for 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,” Clark wrote.
“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, creatively 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. #YLivesOn”
Brian K. Vaughn, the author of the comic book series the show is based on, shared his support on Instagram, saying this “is not the first time in twenty years i’ve seen Yorick & co. escape the seemingly inescapable!”
“I love this show, and I’m very hopeful Y will find a new home, not just because it happens to employ more extraordinary women, people of color, and members of the LGBTQ+ community – both in front of and behind the camera – than any project I’ve ever been a part of, but because they’ve made something spectacular, the kind of thoughtful, contemporary, fearless evolution of the comic that @pia.guerra and I always wanted,” Vaughn wrote.
The show is still in the middle of its first season, and Vaughn went on to encourage fans to stay loud and “let the world know: #YLivesOn.”
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“These next three episodes are the very best of the season, so please keep watching, and if you want to see this journey continue as much as I do, we encourage you to let the world know: #YLivesOn,” Vaughn concluded.
For more on Y: The Last Man, check out our review of the show’s seventh episode and Clark’s comments on how this show is meant to “blow up the binary” in tackling transgender issues.
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