FX has cancelled the LGBTQ+ inclusive show Y: The Last Man just a few weeks before the final episode of its first season airs.

The popular series, which is based on Brian K. Vaughan and Pia Guerra’s 2005 comic, will not be returning for a second season.

Eliza Clark, the showrunner of Y: The Last Man, shared the news on Twitter in a heartfelt post on 17 October.

She wrote: “We have learned that we will not be moving forward with FX on Hulu for Season 2 of ‘Y: The Last Man.’

“I have never in my life been more committed to a story, and there is so much more left to tell.

“‘We had a gender diverse team of brilliant artists, led by women at almost every corner of our production.”

Clark expressed hope that the series will be picked up by another network, promising fans that she is “committed to finding Y its next home.”

Despite the season’s cancellation, the showrunner has assured fans that it is still worth watching the final few episodes of the season.

“Team,” Clark wrote online. “I know we are sad. But instead, let’s be fired up. Episode 8 is streaming now and it’s one of my faves. @missipyle @MarinIreland Elliot Fletcher and Olivia Thirlby delivering epic performances in an episode that changes everything. #YLivesOn.”

Y: The Last Man first premiered on FX on Hulu on 13 September and follows survivors living in a post-apocalyptic world after every animal and human on Earth with a Y chromosome is killed – with the exception of one cisgender man (Ben Schnetzer) and his monkey.

It also stars Diane Lane, Ashley Romans, Olivia Thirlby, Juliana Canfield, Elliot Fletcher, Marin Ireland, Amber Tamblyn and Diana Bang.

The show has been praised for its inclusion of LGBTQ+ characters but has also received criticism for its depiction of them.

Here’s how fans reacted to Y: The Last Man’s cancellation: