The Last Man On Earth Season 5: Why Was It Cancelled?

The Last Man On Earth is a comedy television series that is set in the post apocalyptic time. It is created by Will Forte who also stars in the show as a main lead character. In May 2018, their original network, Fox, cancelled the show.


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What Is The Last Man On Earth About?

The Last Man On Earth revolves around Phil Miller Tandy who is a last survivor in the world after the virus destroys all of mankind. After living alone for a while, he finds another survivor by chance. They decide to reproduce in order to bring back the population.

They give birth to two beautiful children and as they go on with their life, they discover new survivors and they together make sure to survive the circumstances. They go through thick and thin and through misery and vulnerability.

Towards the last season, they avoid a nuclear fallout and leave for Mexico. In this journey they take in two new survivors and go ahead towards their destination. 

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Who Is In The Cast of The Last Man On Earth?

The show stars, 

  • Will Forte as Philip Tandy
  • Kristen Schaal as Carol Andrew Pilbasian Miller
  • January Jones as Melissa Shart
  • Mel Rodriguez as Todd Dimas Rodriguez
  • Cleopatra Coleman as Erica Dundee
  • Mary Steenburgen as Gail Klosterman
  • Jason Sudeikis as Michael Shelby “Mike” Miller
  • Boris Kodjoe as Philip Stacy “Phil” Miller
  • Mark Boone Junior as Patrick “Pat” Brown
  • Kenneth Choi as Lewis
  • Kristen Wiig as Pamela Brinton 
  • Keith L. Williams as “Jasper” 
  • Chris Elliott as Glenn
  • Fred Armisen as Karl Cowperthwaite

How Many Seasons of The Last Man On Earth Are There? 

There are a total of 4 seasons of The Last Man On Earth. The first season aired on March 1, 2015. Season 2 premiered on September 27, 2015. The third season was released on September 25, 2016 and the fourth season was released on October 1, 2017

Will There Be A Season 5 of The Last Man On Earth?

Unfortunately, there will not be a Season 5 for The Last Man On Earth. The show was cancelled after four seasons. The show did gain a lot of popularity but was not able to go beyond a certain point of appeal.

It is quite disappointing for the fans but all we can do is cherish the previous seasons and hope for a miracle. 

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What Would Have Happened In The Last Man On Earth Season 5?

Looking back at the previous seasons, we can only make some assumptions as to what could have happened in the fifth season of The Last Man On Earth. The previous season was left on a major cliffhanger.

Season 5 of The Last Man On Earth would have introduced many more survivors in order for the show to go on. Will Forte roughly explained his plans for Season 5. They would have explained how the group was living in an underground bunker after the outbreak of the virus. 

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It is highly likely that the show would have been concluded after Season 5. It is a possibility that they would have wrapped up the story after this. Forte didn’t have an exact plan for further storyline. 

It is quite unfortunate that the story of The Last Man On Earth wasn’t concluded. However, the previous seasons have done well in terms of bringing humor to the screen with a post apocalyptic scenario. Do give it a watch if you haven’t already!

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