Showrunner Eliza Clark says it's true that FX canceled Y: The Last Man before its first season completed airing because cast options were expiring. "Unfortunately, because of COVID, a decision had to be made," says Clark. "Half of our actors signed on to a pilot I wasn’t even part of. It’s been years for people." Clark adds: "I was very excited about the idea of three episodes coming out and then one a week after that. I thought that was an awesome idea. In retrospect, I wonder if maybe this show is better as a bingeable show. I think the fact that it has a very big cast, you’re excited about a story and then you don’t see it for a week — that might be easier if you’re watching three at a time. Listen, that part isn’t the part that I’m good at. I also like a show that has that kind of storytelling! I like longform storytelling. For me, I would not be bothered by episode seven leaving us on a cliffhanger about the Pentagon and then not seeing it the next week. But I don’t know how people watch television now."