The live-action adaptation of cult-comic classic Y: The Last Man was abruptly canceled by its network, FX, a few days ago, with barely a full single season to its name. No reason was given at the time but a new report from THR is saying that FX was hesitant to renew the cast’s expiring contracts due to the tumultuous nature of the production.
For the unaware, Y: The Last Man has had a very rocky development process, spanning several years. The series was delayed numerous times as it had a revolving door of talent, in front and behind the camera. This month happened to mark the expiration of the cast’s contracts and due to the expensive nature of the pandemic, FX opted out of a renewal.
It isn’t all grim news as THR is reporting that HBO Max is being eyed as a very likely second home for the series. Given that the Y: The Last Man comic was published by DC’s Vertigo imprint, which in turn is under the Warner Bros. banner, it’s no coincidence that the show would eventually find its way back to its OG home. Once upon a time, Warner Bros. had the live-action rights for a Y: The Last Man movie that never got made.