Last year, Disney’s FX released a brand new series, “Y: The Last Man”, on Hulu and on Disney+ internationally, but due to poor ratings, the series was cancelled after one season.
The series is based on DC Comics’ acclaimed series by Brian K. Vaughan and Pia Guerra. “Y: The Last Man” traverses a post-apocalyptic world in which a cataclysmic event decimates every mammal with a Y chromosome but for one cisgender man and his pet monkey. The series follows the survivors in this new world as they struggle with their efforts to restore what was lost and the opportunity to build something better.
During an FX presentation during the Television Critics Association Winter Tour, FX Chairman John Landgraf gave an update on why the show was cancelled.
“I really loved Y: Last Man personally, I really admired all the work that went into it, I really think Eliza Clark did a great job. But I will tell you, its audience decline was really, really, really steep and ultimately that is what made us go in that direction.
One of the key things that we have assessed for as long as we have been doing this is the trajectory of a television show across a season from its first to its last episode. We closely monitor the decline or the retention of audience. If you look at shows we’ve renewed, there is a higher level of retention than the shows we’ve canceled; all have a very steep decline from the first last episode of the season, much steeper decline than the shows we’ve renewed.”
While the creative team did try to find a new home for the show, they were unsuccessful, so the show won’t be returning.
You can watch the only season of “Y: The Last Man” on Hulu in the US and on Disney+ in some countries including the UK.
Source – Deadline