The beloved Prime Video series, “A League of Their Own,” which explores the lives of women’s baseball players during World War II, has been renewed for a second and final season, according to sources. The show is an adaptation of the 1992 film by Penny Marshall and features a number of LGBTQ+ characters, with its creators Abbi Jacobson and Will Graham both being queer.
The series follows the Rockford Peaches, a team of white women baseball players, and the struggles of actor Chante Adams’s character, Max Chapman, a pitcher, who is shut out and forced to navigate landing a spot playing with the Black male league. The show also highlights the experience of the league’s real-life players, including series consultant Maybelle Blair, who played in the league that inspired the show and publicly came out at the age of 95 during the press tour for the series.
Despite its success and popularity, the show has been given a short renewal, with only four episodes planned for its final season. However, co-creator Will Graham has pointed out that the show has outperformed many other shows that have been renewed and that its audience is not niche. The show has won a cult following, with many praising its approach to telling queer lives and its representation of LGBTQ+ characters. It has even been nominated for a GLAAD Media Award and NAACP Image Award.
Will Graham has stated that he is drawn to telling stories about communities that have been written out of history, and “A League of Their Own” has allowed him to connect with fans in ways he had not before. The show has been a gift to both him and Abbi Jacobson, and Graham has been touched by the stories of fans who have used it to help them come out to their families. He believes that the hunger for joyful stories that have queer characters at their center is growing, and that “A League of Their Own” is part of a mission to fill in some of the gaps in history and speak to truthful queer experiences.
While the news of the short renewal may be disappointing to some, Graham has encouraged fans to speak out and demand more seasons of the show. The leak of the renewal news may not be official, but it has provided an opportunity for fans to show their support and push for more episodes or more seasons. For now, we can look forward to the final innings of this beloved LGBTQ+ series and celebrate its impact on representation in the entertainment industry.