Amazon's 'A League of Their Own' to End with Four Episodes
April 12, 2023
LOS ANGELES – Amazon’s A League of Their Own is ending with an abbreviated run, the streamer announced today.
As first reported by The Hollywood Reporter on March 14, the beloved women in baseball series will end with a four-episode run that Amazon is billing as a limited series. The news, which sparked much outrage online and prompted a fan social media campaign for #MoreThanFour, was formally announced Wednesday in a press release from Amazon that followed months of negotiations with Sony Pictures Television and after the cast and others had to sign new deals for the abbreviated run.
“We’re deeply proud of the work that Abbi, Will, the cast, and crew have done reimagining A League of Their Own which has produced an incredibly loyal fan base as well as achieved numerous, well-deserved recognitions and accolades,” said Vernon Sanders, head of television, Amazon and MGM Studios. “After hearing what Abbi, Will, and the writing team have planned for the new story within this wonderful series, we are excited for our fans to see what comes next.”
The series, co-created by star Abbi Jacobson and Will Graham (Daisy Jones and the Six), puts its focus on queer and Black stories from the real All American Girls Professional Baseball League and counts former player Maybelle Blair among its consultants.
The eight-episode first season made its debut in August to positive reviews, it currently boasting a notable 94 percent rating among critics and 87 percent score with viewers on Rotten Tomatoes.