A League of Their Own Could Still Find New Home After Surprise Prime Video Cancellation

Sony Pictures Television plans to shop the series around amid the recent news.

A League of Their Own has become a beloved character-driven story, both in Penny Marshall's 1992 movie and in the recent live-action television spinoff. After months of waiting, Prime Video renewed A League of Their Own for a shortened second and final season earlier this year, only to reverse the decision amid the ongoing Hollywood strikes. In the days that have followed, A League of Their Own fans have been heartbroken about the show's cancellation — but it sounds like the project is not completely dead yet.

According to a new report from The Wrap, Sony Pictures Television, which produces A League of Their Own, plans to shop the show to a new home in the wake of Prime Video's decision.

Could A League of Their Own Have Gotten a Season 3?

Very recent comments from Amazon Studios Television exec Vernon Sanders had indicated that the streamer was not only excited for A League of Their Own Season 2, but was open to even more episodes beyond that.

"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 revealed in a recent interview with The Wrap. "It will totally depend on how it performs and how the cast and creators all decide they want to revisit it if they do. So let's hope we get that big audience." 

"Doing a big ensemble period piece, at the scale and level of Season One was both really gratifying but challenging. And we had a conversation with the producers about how can we bring that back but do it in a way that perhaps was a little more cost-constrained," he added. "And the producers came back to us and said, 'What if we did it as a limited series?' And we jumped at the chance and they've arced out something that we think is really dynamic. So I think the proof will be in the pudding."

What Is A League of Their Own About?

A League of Their Own, set in 1943, is about the formation of the Rockford Peaches, a women's team in the nascent All-American Girls Professional Baseball League. While her husband is away at war, Carson Shaw (Abbi Jacobson) leaves her small town life to pursue her dream of playing professional baseball. Maxine Chapman (Chanté Adams) is an African-American woman obsessed with baseball, who cannot even get people to allow her to try out and struggles to get considered for any baseball team. The series also stars D'Arcy Carden, Gbemisola Ikumelo, Roberta Colindrez, Kelly McCormack, Priscilla Delgado, Molly Ephraim, Melanie Field, and Kate Berlant. The series is co-created by Jacobson and Graham, who also worked on Prime Video's recent Daisy Jones & The Six adaptation.

"What luck I have had to get to tell these stories and play this character I love so much," Jacobson wrote on social media late last week. "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. This post here is about the special show I was lucky to make with so many incredibly talented artists and actors and writers and crew. A show I'm so proud of. Filled to the brim with stories worth telling. Full of so much heart and soul and value. Thank you for watching."

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The first season of A League of Their Own is now streaming exclusively on Prime Video.