The FX on Hulu series, Y: The Last Man, is fast approaching its season 1 conclusion, and before the curtains close, fans of the adaptation want to know if the show will return for season 2.

Y: The Last Man is a television adaptation of writer Brian K. Vaughan and artist Pia Guerra’s sixty-issue comic series, depicting a world where a plague has killed almost every living man. Starring Diane Lane, Ben Schnetzer, Ashley Romans, Jess Salgueiro, and Olivia Thirlby, the series has some big questions to answer for newcomers.

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Will Y: The Last Man return for season 2?

No, Y: The Last Man will not be returning to FX on Hulu for a second season. 

The sudden cancellation caused showrunner, Eliza Clark, to speak out about it, saying: “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. 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… It is the most collaborative, creatively fulfilling and beautiful thing I have ever been a part of. We don’t want it to end.”

Despite the cancellation, the final three episodes of Y: The Last Man will still be airing.

Why was the FX show canceled?

There has been no definitive answer to why Y: The Last Man was canceled, however, the number of issues during the show’s production could have something to do with it.

Y: The Last Man had showrunners, Michael Green and Aida Mashaka Croal, exit the series in 2019 due to creative differences, which left the production up in the air.

In 2020, Barry Keoghan stepped down from playing Yorick Brown – the show’s lead – which put a dent in the filming schedule.

Perhaps more hiccups or creative differences behind the scenes have caused FX to put a lid on the show at their end, but fans are hoping that another network will pick it up for season 2.

Season one finale

Fans of the show can tune in to the final three episodes on FX and Hulu on Mondays.

The season finale of Y: The Last Man is scheduled to premiere on November 1.

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