Although some fans were still holding out hope that Y: The Last Man would be picked up by another network after being dropped by Hulu, it looks like that’s just not going to happen.
Showrunner Eliza Clark took to Twitter to express her frustrations with the process of having the series renewed for a second season. “For those of you who have been asking me: we tried really hard to get another platform to pick up season 2 of Y,” she wrote. “But sadly, it doesn’t look like it’s going to happen. It is always incredibly difficult to move a show, and in recent years, it has only gotten harder.”
For those of you who have been asking me: we tried really hard to get another platform to pick up season 2 of Y. But sadly, it doesn’t look like it’s going to happen. It is always incredibly difficult to move a show, and in recent years, it has only gotten harder. (thread)
— Eliza Clark (@TheElizaClark) January 14, 2022
Y: The Last Man is an adaptation of the popular graphic novel series by Brian K. Vaughan and Pia Guerra that depicts the last male (and male monkey) left in a world where everything with a Y chromosome has died.
The show was cancelled by Hulu back in October, which left several fans (including Stephen King) confused and quite annoyed.
“Although far from perfect (and some of the scenes are so dark you can’t tell who’s talking), it’s one of the most interesting shows on TV,” King tweeted after the announcement. “C’mon, Hulu…or somebody… don’t leave me hanging.”
But the fact is, Hulu just wasn’t interested in spending more money on the series while a budgetary deadline loomed ahead. And despite rumors of HBO Max picking up the series, that ship has already sailed.
“I have never in my life been more committed to a story,” Eliza Clark wrote when the cancellation was first announced. “And there is so much left to tell… We don’t want it to end.”
But with this most recent realization, Clark came to terms with the finality of it all, even expressing her thankfulness for having that first season in the bag. “But there are many shows that don’t make it past a season 1, and even more that never get made. I am grateful for the time we had. I love our show, and I have lifelong collaborators and friends who I will do EVERYTHING IN MY POWER to work with again and again.”