Don't think of it as a loss for FX as much as it's a win for FX on Hulu, with the streaming service announcing on Monday that the long journey that the series adaptation of Brian K. Vaughan's comic series Y: The Last Man would no longer be on FX. Instead, Y is set to be a part of FX on Hulu exclusively, joining limited series A Teacher (starring Nick Robinson and Kata Mara), and Jeff Bridges drama The Old Man. But Y won't be the "last" one joining: Ryan Murphy's American Horror Story spinoff series American Horror Stories will also be streamer-only when it debuts (much like Devs and Mrs. America).
Announced as part of Hulu's NewFronts presentation to ad agencies and executives on Monday, the new home for Y marks the latest on a grocery list of twists and turns that the series has taken. The adaptation just finished recasting its main lead before running head-first into a wall of production shutdowns caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. But even before that, the project experienced a number of failed efforts to bring the story to the big screen and even saw a change in showrunners. With Eliza Clark serving as showrunner, the cast of Y includes Diane Lane, Ben Schnetzer, Imogen Poots, Lashana Lynch, Juliana Canfield, Elliot Fletcher, Marin Ireland, and Amber Tamblyn.
American Horror Stories had a much quicker journey to get to this point, differing from the long-running anthology series by featuring a different, standalone horror story with every episode. While details on the possible stories are unknown (or if their focus will be exclusively within the AHS universe), Murphy has mentioned wanting to work on a spinoff Coven project in the past and recently posted an image of Rubber Man as a teaser for (we're pretty sure) the upcoming spinoff.