Y: The Last Man boss on surprise cancellation and renewal hopes

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Photo credit: FX - Disney
Photo credit: FX - Disney

Y: The Last Man showrunner Eliza Clark has expressed hopes that this week's season finale will not be the last-ever episode.

The DC Comics series streams on Disney+ in the UK, but its US channel FX abruptly cancelled the adaptation of Brian K Vaughan and Pia Guerra's post-apocalyptic graphic novel in its first season.

Clark and her team have been shopping Y: The Last Man for a new home for a potential second season, but as of now, Monday's episode 'Victoria' will be its last.

Speaking to ComicBook about the unexpected end of the series, Clark said she's been thrilled to see a public outcry for Y: The Last Man to continue somewhere else.

Photo credit: FX - Disney
Photo credit: FX - Disney

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"I feel incredibly passionate about this story, and I feel like it's an important story to be telling right now," she said. "And I was really sad about the cancellation, although the stuff that's been reported about it, I think, is accurate.

"I don't think FX would have wanted to make the decision as quickly as they had to. COVID pushed things in ways that put everybody in a really difficult position. There's not really a bad guy in this scenario. It's a really unfortunate set of circumstances, but I'm really hopeful that we'll find a new home because I think the show only gets better from here."

Clark promised that if Y: The Last Man were to come back for season 2, it would only be more "propulsive and exciting" than what's come up until now.

"The first season is everybody at the very beginning, clinging to the version of themselves that they were before this event," she said.

Photo credit: FX - Disney
Photo credit: FX - Disney

"By the end of the season, for better or for worse, they've come to terms with the fact that that world is never coming back. They're going to have to transform. So that's where we leave them at the end of the first season. Season two is off to the races.

"No longer are they just surviving. Now, they're kind of learning what this new world is going to be, and they are who they're going to be inside of it. I think that's exciting. There's a lot of adventure and twists and turns to come."

Y: The Last Man is available to stream on Disney+ in the UK.

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