A League of Their Own has been officially renewed for season 2, but fans of the show don’t want it to be the series’ last. A remake of the 1992 film of the same name, the Prime Video series takes place in 1943, following the formation of a women’s professional baseball team created during World War II. Reports from March indicated that A League of Their Own would be renewed for season 2, but that it would be a shortened final outing for the series.
Now, Deadline confirms that A League of Their Own has been renewed for four final episodes, which will make up season 2 of the series. However, many fans of the series have taken to Twitter, campaigning to have the series continue past its shortened final season. Check out what fans are saying about the renewal news below:
Why Fans Want More A League Of Their Own
A League of Their Own crafts its own identity separate from its 1992 counterpart that makes it stand out as a TV remake. The series tackles issues like race and sexuality while using a 1940s backdrop to bolster its themes. These ideas are explored through protagonist Carson Shaw’s (Abbi Jacobson) secret affair with Greta Gill (D’Arcy Carden), as well as Max Chapman (Chanté Adams), a Black, queer woman struggling to find a place on a baseball team.
The show’s exploration of these themes is daring, especially in a setting where women have only had the right to vote in the United States for 20 years. While the show departs from the real history of A League of Their Own‘s Rockford Peaches, it’s paid off with passionate fans who want to see the series continue past a 4-episode season 2. It’s clear from the near-immediate fan responses that A League of Their Own is beloved by many of its viewers for the themes it explores and the representation it promotes.
Despite the disappointment of A League of Their Own‘s short final season, the show will still be able to wrap up its storylines, even if it can only do so in a limited amount of time. Even so, it’s understandable where fan sentiment is coming from, especially given the tiny episode order. Hopefully A League of Their Own season 2 will be able to bring a satisfactory end to the series even with a shortened final season.
Source: Deadline, Twitter (various; see above)