Season 2 of A League
After only one season, Prime Video’s A League of Their Own has been cancelled.
The eight-part series, based on the 1992 cult film starring Geena Davis, Tom Hanks, and Madonna, launched last year.
The cancellation was announced yesterday (August 18) by Deadline, and despite the fact that the show had been commissioned for a second and final season, the streaming platform reversed its decision.
It was revealed alongside the discontinuation of The Peripheral, a Prime Video/Amazon Studios production.
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It has been stated that both series were canceled due to the ongoing WGA and SAG-AFTRA strike, which has caused a backlog of projects to be completed and cost the studios and producers large sums of money.
D’Arcy Carden from The Good Place, Abbi Jacobson from Broad City, and Gbemisola Ikumelo from Black Ops starred in the small-screen adaption.
The comedy series, like the film, is based on the WWII All-American professional women’s baseball league and its team, the Rockford Peaches.
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As a result of the strike’s impact, it is projected that the show’s second season will not be able to begin until 2024, putting the premiere date back to 2025.
Will Graham and Jacobson developed A League Of Their Own, and with a Rotten Tomatoes score of 95% and an audience score of 87%, fans are unlikely to be dissatisfied.
It’s unknown whether future programs will suffer the same fate and be canceled as a result of the strikes.
The show’s large fan base applauded it for tackling tales that demonstrated a wide variety of inclusion, with characters and experiences for People of Color and Queer people featured.
Prime Video now has A League of Their Own.