Following the cancelation of Y: The Last Man last October, showrunner Eliza Clark previously expressed the team’s commitment to finding a new home for the post-apocalyptic drama. However, after three months of searching, Clark took to Twitter to share the unfortunate news to fans that Y: The Last Man has failed to find a new streamer or network that would pick up the show’s second season.
Despite this, she went on to express her gratitude to the fans’ support and love to the creative team, which she describes as the “best creative work environment,” she’s ever been a part of.
“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,” Clark revealed. “So many of you have been so supportive of the show, and I am so grateful to you. I love the group of artists who made Y truly, madly, deeply. It was the best creative work environment I’ve ever been a part of. I am immensely proud of the work that we did.”
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
For fans, who have been waiting for the adaptation, this is definitely unfortunate news given the long development process and setbacks that the project had endured before it finally went on air. The setbacks included a number of showrunner changes due to creative differences and some cast shakeups which saw the exit of Barry Keoghan, Imogen Poots, and Lashana Lynch, who were initially set for the respective roles of Yorick, Hero, and Agent 355.
“The series traverses a post-apocalyptic world in which a cataclysmic event decimates every mammal with a Y chromosome but for one cisgender man and his pet monkey,” reads the official synopsis. “It follows the survivors in this new world as they struggle with their efforts to restore what was lost and the opportunity to build something better.”
Y: The Last Man currently stars Ben Schnetzer as Yorick, Diane Lane as Jennifer Brown, Ashley Romans as Agent 355, Diana Bang as Dr. Allison Mann, Olivia Thirlby as Hero Brown, Marin Ireland as Nora Brady, Amber Tamblyn as Kimberly Cunningham, Paul Gross as the U.S. president, Juliana Canfield as Beth DeVille, and Elliot Fletcher as Sam Jordan.
Based on DC Comics’ acclaimed series by Brian K. Vaughan and Pia Guerra, Y: The Last Man is executive produced by Eliza Clark, who also serves as the showrunner. Executive producers are Vaughan, Nina Jacobson and Brad Simpson of Color Force, Mari Jo Winkler-Ioffreda, Louise Friedberg, and Melina Matsoukas, with Nellie Reed set as a producer.