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In surprising and disappointing news, FX has pulled the plug on Y: The Last Man, opting not to order a second season of the dystopian drama series. Showrunner Eliza Clark shared the news on social media, writing “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.”

Clark continued, “‘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.” She finished her post writing, “We are committed to finding Y its next home. #YLivesOn”.

Y: The Last Man last month on FX on Hulu, a confusing rebrand for the network and streamer that no doubt confused audiences (I myself have been struggling to figure out what FX properties premiere when and on which version of the platform). With a handful of episodes left to air in season one, Clark and company will now search for another streamer to pick up the series.

Adapted from Brian K. Vaughan and Pia Guerrara’s comic book of the same name, Y: The Last Man had a long and winding road into production. It’s all the more disappointing that this promising series, which gets better with each episode, is being cancelled just as it’s finding its footing.

Series star Amber Tamblyn took to social media to encourage fans to support the show by tweeting #YLivesOn:

It’s hard to say why Y didn’t quite take off. Perhaps besides the FX on Hulu confusion, audiences were all full up on dystopian programming. Or maybe the ad campaign failed to catch viewers. It’s a bummer, because there is so much to like about the ambitious series. Here’s hoping Y: The Last Man finds a new home.

(via Variety, image: FX on Hulu)

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Chelsea was born and raised in New Orleans, which explains her affinity for cheesy grits and Britney Spears. An pop culture journalist since 2012, her work has appeared on Autostraddle, AfterEllen, and more. Her beats include queer popular culture, film, television, republican clownery, and the unwavering belief that 'The Long Kiss Goodnight' is the greatest movie ever made. She currently resides in sunny Los Angeles, with her husband, 2 sons, and one poorly behaved rescue dog. She is a former roller derby girl and a black belt in Judo, so she is not to be trifled with. She loves the word “Jewess” and wishes more people used it to describe her.