The beloved series Y the Last Man had quite a short life indeed as it has already been canceled by FX before the first season has even ended. The news came in a statement from showrunner Eliza Clark via Twitter. Based on the comics series by Brian K. Vaughan and Pia Guerra, the series ran 60 issues long and the show is ending far sooner than most expected.
Clark notes in her statement that she hopes the series about gender and identity will find another outlet, which is not unheard of in this day and age of streaming services. Shows like Lucifer were picked up by Netflix, for instance, which allowed it to play out an additional three seasons after being canceled. At the very least, Clark makes it clear FX was an “amazing partner,” so the process of creating the first season was a good one.
You can read the statement below.
Y the Last Man is a series that seemed to be in TV production for well over a decade. The show has seen decent reviews with a 63 score on Metacritic.
You can hear AIPT’s thoughts on the series on the AIPT TV podcast. This news comes just days after Brian K. Vaughan revealed his other beloved series, Saga, which will return in January after a three-year hiatus. You can read what he had to say at his spotlight panel at NYCC here.
Premiering on September 13th, the ten-episode season will have its eighth episode “Ready. Aim. Fire.” premiere tomorrow, October 18th.
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