Season 1 of A League of Their Own premiered on Prime Video on August 12, 2022, and by then, co-creator Will Graham said that the team was already writing season 2. The show relies on the film of the identical name, a classic rainy day movie pick for anyone who grew up within the nineties, starring Geena Davis and Tom Hanks. Set during WWII, it follows a women baseball players who had their very own league as the boys were sent to war. The All-American Girls Skilled Baseball League was founded in 1943 and lasted until 1954.
The series has considerably more room to incorporate latest characters and plot lines, and to explore some themes that were more implied than explicit. For instance, the show is considerably more queer and really addresses the reality of what number of members AAGPBL members were hiding their identities in an effort to stay within the league. It also rather more directly addresses the history of segregation in the game and the African-American leagues playing at the identical time.
Here’s what we learn about a possible season 2 to this point (spoilers for season 1 ahead).
Will there be a second season of A League of Their Own?
Yes, but it’s going to be a brief one. Amazon renewed the series, but just for a four-episode season, The Hollywood Reporter said on March 14. Sources told THR that the news got here after “months of renegotiations with Sony to lower the show’s licensing fee and after the forged needed to sign latest deals given the order is for half the episodes that were featured in season one.” Reps for Amazon and Sony Pictures Television, which is producing the series, didn’t give a comment on the time.
On the show’s Television Critics Association panel in 2022, Graham implied that plans were within the works, saying, “We have already began writing and bringing the story for season two…Our hope is to shoot in like, mid-spring.”
He added, “This can be a show that’s greater than a show to all of us and to each person within the forged…and we have been pinching ourselves the entire time nearly what it means to get to inform these stories 30 years after the movie got here out. It has been a life-changing experience and we already know what we would like to do with season two.”
What’s season 2 of A League of Their Own about?
At the tip of season 1, the Rockford Peaches have just lost the championships, but in essentially the most gracious way possible. Carson Shaw, played by Abbi Jacobson, was planning to depart each her husband and her newfound love, Greta Gill (D’Arcy Carden), when the previous caught her smooching the latter. The potential repercussions of this discovery will likely be an element of season two, as will the pressures of keeping their sexual identity a secret.
Jo Deluca (Melanie Field) was traded off the Peaches, but as a series star, it’s possible the show will discover a way of getting her back to Rockford.
And Max Chapman, played by Chantè Adams, is on the road and at last pitching baseball like she’s all the time dreamed. The show might explore her latest adventures and the budding relationship together with her latest girlfriend and co-pitcher. The primary season also left her bestie Clance Morgan (Gbemisola Ikumelo) pregnant and together with her husband drafted to war. Will Max return home to assist Clance through all of it?
Who will return within the forged?
Probably everyone mentioned above might be returning—Abbi Jacobson, D’Arcy Carden, Chanté Adams, Melanie Field, Gbemisola Ikumelo—plus the foremost Peaches who fill out the forged: Kelly McCormack as Jess McCready, Roberta Colindrez as Lupe García, Molly Ephraim as Maybelle Fox, Kate Berlant as Shirley Cohen, Priscilla Delgado as Esti González, Rae Gray as Terri, and Dale Dickey as Peaches chaperone Beverley. Though Max is traveling away from home, the series will hopefully get back to see her Uncle Bertie, played by Lea Robinson, and more of Max’s family.
Aimée Lutkin is the weekend editor at ELLE.com. Her writing has appeared in Jezebel, Glamour, Marie Claire and more. Her first book, The Lonely Hunter, might be released by Dial Press in February 2022.