Acclaimed comic Y: The Last Man was for many years always on the cusp of being adapted. We followed its development in our many guises before we became Last Movie Outpost. First, as a movie that was trapped in development hell, then it eventually found its way to FX on Hulu as a series adaption.


Now it has been canceled after just one season, even before it has aired its finale.

The series is set in a world where a cataclysmic event kills every animal on Earth with a Y chromosome. Except, that is, for one man (Ben Schnetzer) and his monkey. Diane Lane, Ashley Romans, Olivia Thirlby, Juliana Canfield, Elliot Fletcher, Marin Ireland, Amber Tamblyn, and Diana Bang co-starred telling the story of a world without men and the race to discover what happened.

Showrunner Eliza Clark shared the news through her Twitter feed on Sunday and seemed to express hope the series would be able to continue its run elsewhere. In her statement, Clark mentioned that:

“…there is so much story left to tell…”

She went on to say that:

“Y: The Last Man is about gender, about how oppressive systems inform identity.”

Reviews for Y: The Last Man at the launch were good but soft. The audience hasn’t turned out in the numbers needed to justify the impressively large production.

The comic book series was written by Brian K. Vaughan and Pia Guerra. It was published by Vertigo from 2002 through 2008. The series was published in sixty issues and then collected in a series of ten paperback volumes, before being released as five hardcover deluxe volumes.


The series’ covers were primarily by J. G. Jones and Massimo Carnevale. The series received three Eisner Awards.

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