season one of A League of Their Own premiered on Prime Video on August 12, and co-creator Will Graham has said that the team is already writing season two. The show is based off the film of the same name, a classic rainy day movie rotation for anyone who grew up in the nineties, starring Geena Davis and Tom Hanks. It’s about how during WWII, women baseball players had their own league as the men were sent to war. The All-American Girls Professional Baseball League was founded in 1943 and lasted until 1954.
The series has considerably more room to include new characters and plot lines, and to explore some themes that were more implied than explicit. For example, the show is considerably more queer and actually addresses the truth of how many members AAGPBL members were hiding their identities in order to stay in the league. It also much more directly addresses the history of segregation in the sport and the African-American leagues playing at the same time.
Here’s what we know about a possible season two so far (spoilers for season one ahead).
Will there be a second season of A League of Their Own?
It has not officially been confirmed that the show will go on and will likely depend on streaming views in the coming weeks. At the show’s Television Critics Association panel, Graham implied that plans were in the works, saying, “We’ve already started writing and bringing the story for season two…Our hope is to shoot in like, mid-spring.”
He added, “This is a show that is more than a show to all of us and to every single person in the cast…and we’ve been pinching ourselves the whole time just about what it means to get to tell these stories 30 years after the movie came out. It’s been a life-changing experience and we already know what we want to do with season two.”
What is season two of A League of Their Own about?
At the end of season one, the Rockford Peaches have just lost the championships, but in the most gracious way possible. Carson Shaw, played by Abbi Jacobson, was planning to leave both her husband and her newfound love, Greta Gill (D’Arcy Carden), when the former caught her smooching the latter. The potential repercussions of this discovery will likely be a part 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 find a way of getting her back to Rockford.
And Max Chapman, played by Chantè Adams, is on the road and finally pitching baseball like she’s always dreamed. The show might explore her new adventures and the budding relationship with her new girlfriend and co-pitcher. The first season also left her bestie Clance Morgan (Gbemisola Ikumelo) pregnant and with her husband drafted to war. Will Max return home to help Clance through it all?
Who will return for season two of A League of Their Own?
Most likely everyone mentioned above will be returning —Abbi Jacobson, D’Arcy Carden, Chanté Adams, Melanie Field, Gbemisola Ikumelo — plus the main Peaches who fill out the cast: Kelly McCormack as Jess McCready, Roberta Colindrez as Lupe Garcia, 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, 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. every first book, The Lonely Hunter will be released by Dial Press in February 2022.