The comedy-drama series, A League of Their Own by Amazon Prime Studios is a reboot of the 1992 film of the same name. The reboot was proposed to Sony Pictures by Abbi Jacobson who also stars in the show and Will Graham who loved the film while growing up. However, the show explores a lot of new concepts such as racism, sexuality, and women’s rights.
The first season of this show was released in August 2022. Following the success of the first season, the show was renewed for a second one which would be the final season of the show and would have only four episodes. However, Amazon recently announced that the second season will not be happening due to the 2023 Writers Guild of America strike.
A League of Their Own’s Creator is Displeased
The creators put a lot of effort into the show so naturally they are mad now that the studio called the second season off out of nowhere. Abbi Jacobson took to Instagram to express her frustration about it. She has also pointed out that the strike is not the strike might be a poorly veiled excuse to cancel the show. She wrote:
“What luck I have had to get to tell these stories and play this character I love so much. What a rare thing in life. And so I am sad today. To blame this cancellation on the strike is bullsh*t and cowardly. But this post isn’t about all that. About all the ways this show has been put through the ringer. Not today.”
Jacobson also expressed her deep love for the cast crew of the A League of Their Own series in her post. She said that she was extremely lucky to have made the show with the talented cast, crew and everyone else involved in the making. She is proud of the show and believes that it consists of stories that deserved to be told.
A League of Their Own’s Cancelation is Surprising
A League of Their Own had a successful first season so fans hoped that it would have a second season. Much to their delight, the show was renewed for a second and final season in March 2023 according to Deadline. The show was going to have four hourlong episodes.
In fact, Amazon Studios Television head Adam Sanders waved the green flag for the show moving forward past the second season. He said: “I’m one of those people that believes that if magic happens and we get a great response, this doesn’t necessarily have to be the end.”
Sanders further said that if the second season would manage to attract a humungous audience like the first season did and the cast and creators wished to revisit the series, then there was a chance that the show will have more than two seasons. As of now, A League of Nation series’ future remains in doubt but hopefully, it will be renewed in the future.