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No Second Season for ‘A League of Their Own’

Author: Trudy Ring

A League of Their Own, Amazon Prime Video’s popular and LGBTQ-inclusive series about women’s professional baseball, will not get its previously announced second season.

With Hollywood writers and actors on strike, there was no chance of beginning production on the new season in the near future, sources told Variety. It could not have aired before next year, and the first season came out in August 2022.

Amazon had announced in the spring that there would be an abbreviated second season — four episodes to the first season’s eight — but now even that plan is canceled, Variety reports. Fans of the show had lobbied for a longer run.

The series, adapted from the 1992 film of the same name, follows baseball players in the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League, founded while men were away in World War II. The very queer series goes where many viewers wish the movie could have gone.

It features several LGBTQ+ characters and was created by the queer duo of Abbi Jacobson and Will Graham. Jacobson also appears in the series, portraying Carson, who falls in love with fellow player Greta (D’Arcy Carden). Chante Adams plays Max, a Black queer woman turned away from the all-white women’s league and seeks opportunities with men’s Black teams. Other LGBTQ+ characters in the show include Max’s transgender uncle, Bertie, played by nonbinary actor Lea Robinson. Executive directors Desta Tedros Reff and Jamie Babbit (who also directs) are queer as well.

Maybelle Blair, now in her 90s, played in the All-American Girls league and came out while promoting the series, on which she was a consultant.

“The experience of releasing A League of Their Own has been such a gift to me and to Abbi,” Graham once told The Advocate. “We lived with this show for years, and you don’t know how people are going to relate to them. And I think the way that people are relating to this show is a once-in-a-lifetime experience.”

Variety sought comment from Amazon Prime but had yet to receive a response.

Pictured: Plane demanding more than a four-episode second season and co-creator Abbi Jacobson in character.

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Author: Trudy Ring

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