among the most exciting brand-new sitcoms of the last few years was The Last guy on Earth. The show launched top top FOX in 2015 with Will Forte play the titular last man, a pilot command by Phil Lord and Chris Miller, and a heck of a lot of secrecy. The main cast was totally under wraps, together the present led audience to think Forte really was playing the last man on earth, and we adhered to his solitary hijinks and melancholy in a yes, really engrossing way.




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The show continued for four seasons, and really flourished into its very own as a unique ensemble comedy. The excitement of those first few episodes was never ever really captured again, especially as the collection fell into an ext of a classic formula in its last two seasons, yet Forte was always game to litter audiences a curve ball, all the way up through the unintended series finale.


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Indeed, FOX cancelled The Last male on Earth after 4 seasons, leave the Season 4 finale cliffhanger unresolved. At the time, Forte said he knew exactly how that cliffhanger was going to it is in addressed should the present be offered a 5th season, yet that no happen. However, because the display has been cancelled, Forte is well revealing the to plan they had actually in store.


In the closing moments of the Season 4 finale, the team stumbled upon a weird house and farm in Tapachula, Mexico, where they made decision to build a home. Yet after make the decision, the group found themselves surrounded by secret underground colonists.

speaking on Vulture’s an excellent One podcast, Forte revealed what would have actually happened next:

"The way that us would have actually handled these people — basically they had remained in this bunker and they went down when the virus had very first started. They had actually some type of medical professional or scientist that knew, ‘At this particular point, the virus will certainly be dormant. You will do it be for sure to get ago out.’ climate they see a bunch of stragglers — us. And we represent a actual threat to them, since they’d thought whatever was dead, therefore they quarantine us.And us eventually communicate with lock a small bit. They obtain comfortable with us. They’re an extremely nice people. They look scary however they become nice people. They’re most likely a pair famous human being in over there hopefully, or at the very least one. Somebody, i don’t know. Somebody’s acting. Somebody’s the main person. And also eventually wednesday all get comfortable with each other, and also they would kind of let one person out. They i will not ~ be fear anymore.”


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similar to all things Last male on Earth, this plot point would’ve bring away a ridiculous revolve that would certainly then have actually led to the last episodes:


“But then we space immune to the virus but we’re carriers. And so we would certainly infect them and also they’d die prefer wildfire. And then we’re earlier to just us. And maybe one well known person we might talk right into staying around. So the would have been it. That arc would have lasted 4 or 5 episodes. In ~ the very end us were hearing, ‘Oh they’re walk to lug you ago for ten episodes so you can complete up.’ because to it is in honest, i told you about the schedule being simply so insane and I was thinking, Oh, ten episodes sounds great. It sounds choose a doable amount that i won’t walk crazy with. So we would have tried to number out exactly how we would have rushed come the ending.”

Forte admits on the podcast that they no know exactly how the display was going come wrap up, however that wasn’t uncommon for exactly how they plotted the end the series:


“We don’t know exactly how we’re walk to finish the show. Like, we would’ve tackled the in the same method that we perform everything: had it, placed it together in the room, and also we would have figured that out. And also there’s so plenty of smart people in that room, we would certainly have found something the would have actually been fitting for the audience.”




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Alas, Forte and also Co. Never got the chance to complete their story, however Forte tho looks earlier on the present with deep fondness and also pride:

“I am an extremely proud that the show and I love it with all mine heart. Certainly there are things wherein you room striving to carry out something and also make this deeper post that periodically you nothing hit the means that you want to. However I carry out feel like we created a cast of personalities that loved each other as world off camera, and I think that came across on camera. I am just really proud the the show. The thing I am really proud that is the truth that us were simply able come bounce through so plenty of different tones. That minute where mar Steenburgen reveals come Kristen Schaal that she used to have actually a kid and also the kid died is an tremendous acting moment. To be able to have the display go to areas like that, ns am really proud that our writers were maybe to create a present where you deserve to mess roughly so much and then in ~ the exact same time do millions of fart jokes.”

It’s still a boy miracle that The Last man on Earth it s long as lengthy as it did, and also I hope this no the end of Forte taking big storytelling leaps. I’m really much looking forward to seeing what he does next.