It has been announced that the 2022 Amazon Prime series A League Of Their Own will indeed come back for a second season. Fans were initially delighted to hear this, until it was revealed that it will be its final series and that the season will only consist of four episodes. As a result, some fans are upset that A League Of Their Own is being cut short.
LGBTQ+ shows have a tendency to be cancelled on large platforms. According to Them, out of the 30 cancelled LGBTQ+ shows on Netflix last year, 21 of them featured queer women, making it seem as though queer female-led shows are being disproportionately cancelled. And A League Of Their Own is just another one to be added to the list, with fans upset after taking the show to their hearts.
What Is A League Of Their Own About?
A League Of Their Own follows a group of women who form to create the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League. The lead character is Carson Shaw who, when her husband leaves for war, departs her small town to chase her dream of becoming a professional baseball player.
It is based on the 1992 film of the same name, which features Geena Davis, Tom Hanks and many other A-listers.
Why Are There Only Four Episodes Airing?
The Hollywood Reporter informs us that the news of a four-part show finale came after ‘months of negotiation… [to] lower the show’s licensing fee’ by show creators Abbi Jacobson and Will Graham.
Graham explained in a tweet that it ‘isn’t official, which is why we aren’t saying anything.’ He made a plea to fans as well, saying that ‘if you want to see more episodes or more seasons of this show, now is your moment. People are listening’.
It comes as a shock to viewers of A League Of Their Own that it will be finishing so soon, as the show received a strong 94% rating on Rotten Tomatoes when it was released.
As is customary, fans took to Twitter to voice their anger and disappointment in the vague potential cancellation of the show.