There will be no extra innings for it A competition of its own after all, since Amazon Prime Video has now decided to cancel the series after just one season.
The show was canceled earlier this year, but the streamer bounced back and greenlit a shorter second/final season to give it a happy ending.
The latest decision is attributed to the ongoing SAG-AFTRA and WGA strikes, involving actors and writers, against the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers (AMPTP).
In explaining their reason for the cancellation, Amazon expressed concerns about what would have been a long delay between the release of seasons one and two, according to Variety.
With little hope of the unions and the AMPTP coming to an agreement anytime soon, a second season would probably not have aired until sometime in 2025 at the earliest. The first season aired in August 2022.
Strike! You’re out! There will be no extra innings for A League Of Their Own anyway, as Amazon Prime Video has now decided to cancel the series after just one season
Season one consisted of eight episodes and it was co-creators Will Graham and Abbi Jacobson who fought and struck a deal for a four-episode final season.
Writing sessions began in the spring but were derailed by the WGA strike – whose members are demanding fairer wages from the AMPTP, among other things.
But now it looks like the Rockford Peaches have played their last game.
In addition to being a co-creator, Jacobson also served as the show’s main character, Carson Shaw, the team’s catcher.
Her and Graham’s goal was to provide a more modern take on Penny Marshall’s popular 1992 film of the same name starring Geena Davis, Tom Hanks, Rosie O’Donnell and Madonna.
With a wink of respect, Graham and Jacobson went to Marshall and received her blessing to continue with the series form before she passed away in December 2018.
Along with Jacobson, the cast includes Chanté Adams, D’Arcy Carden, Gbemisola Ikumelo, Roberta Colindrez, Kelly McCormack, Priscilla Delgado, Molly Ephraim, Melanie Field, and Kate Berlant.
Set in 1943, the story focused on the formation of the Rockford Peaches, a women’s team in the nascent All-American Girls Professional Baseball League.
While her husband is at war, Carson Shaw (Jacobson) leaves her small town life to pursue her dream of playing professional baseball.
Another storyline follows Maxine Chapman (Adams), an African-American woman obsessed with baseball, who can’t even get people to try her out, and thus struggles to qualify for a baseball team.
Flip-flop: The show was canceled earlier this year, but the streamer came back and decided to greenlight a shorter second/final season to give it a proper airing
The latest decision is attributed to the ongoing SAG-AFTRA and WGA strikes, involving actors and writers, against the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers (AMPTP)
The Good Fight: Season One consisted of eight episodes and it was co-creators Will Graham and Abbi Jacobson who fought and struck a deal for a four-episode final season
The Writers Guild of America (WGA), which represents about 11,500 screenwriters, went on strike on May 2.
One of the main concerns in the labor dispute is streaming media residues; the WGA claims that AMPTP’s share of such residues has reduced much of the writers’ average income compared to a decade ago.
Writers also want artificial intelligence, such as ChatGPT, to be used only as a tool that can aid research or enable script ideas, not as a tool to replace them.
The Screen Actors Guild – American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (SAG-AFTRA), which represents approximately 160,000 media professionals and entertainers, began its strike on July 14.
The WGA and the Screen Actors Guild have not gone on strike simultaneously since 1960, when actors joined striking writers over residual payments from films sold to television networks.