D'Arcy Carden Talks 'A League of Their Own' Season 2 and the Power of Fan Support (EXCLUSIVE)

Bianca Piazza - Author

May 4 2023, Updated 4:24 p.m. ET

'A League of Their Own'
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Spoiler alert: This article contains spoilers for Season 1 of A League of Their Own.

The Rockford Peaches have had our hearts since 1992, and the girls are back to kicking ass and taking names on Prime Video. Based on Penny Marshall's cult classic film of the same name, the A League of Their Own series is killing it with a Rotten Tomatoes score of 95 percent. Premiering on Aug. 12, 2022, Will Graham and Abbi Jacobson's series follows the trials and tribulations of the Rockford Peaches women's baseball team — which is a part of the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League (circa WWII).

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The story features two main protagonists, one being Abbi Jacobson's Carson Shaw — a white army wife who's unknowingly looking to escape her heteronormative life. We also get to know Chanté Adams' (The Photograph) Maxine "Max" Chapman — a Black woman with a gift for pitching and a dream of playing professional baseball. Though she's turned away from tryouts simply because of the color of her skin, Max and her bestie, Clance Morgan (Gbemisola Ikumelo), embark on a complex journey of their own.

D'Arcy Carden in Season 1 of 'A League of Their Own.'
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And get this: Both Carson and Max are queer women. The gay community is truly winning!

The series is a spectacular modern sports drama, one that tastefully pokes fun at the sociopolitical downfalls of the 1940s. But following months of negotiations, A League of Their Own will conclude with a shortened Season 2. Here's what we know!

Will Prime Video's 'A League of Their Own' get a Season 2?

As The Hollywood Reporter notes, A League of Their Own will return for a second season. However, the full story isn't so peachy (pun intended). Unfortunately, the second season will also be the show's last.

The series is set to end with a four-episode arc, which will hopefully address any lingering narratives and introduce some spicy new dilemmas. As The Hollywood Reporter explained, the renewal follows months of tough negotiations with Sony to lower the show's licensing fee. The cast also had to sign new deals due to the reduced episode count.

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D'Arcy Carden in 'A League of Their Own'
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In an exclusive interview with Distractify, D'Arcy Carden — who partnered with Citizen’s CZ Smart watch — opened up about A League of Their Own fans advocating for the show's renewal on social media.

"I had never experienced anything like that before," she noted. "It's such a wild thing to see, you know, you make something and then you go away and maybe work on something else ... and then the show comes out and it becomes this completely, it's not yours anymore."

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"I really think that the fans of the show have propelled it forward and, you know, gotten other people to watch it and expanded the fan base and it's just been beautiful," the actor continued.

The comedic actor, who made her Broadway debut in The Thanksgiving Play, told Distractify that the fans' support "drives us."

"I don't want to let them down," she added. "And I am, you know, wanting to sort of make it right, for them."

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Though Season 2 will be condensed into just two episodes, fans are excited to see what's next for our favorite baseball stars. So, has D'Arcy seen any scripts yet?

"I haven't," she said. "But, you know, Abbi is one of my best friends. So I can, I can kind of talk her into telling me things here and there when I need to."

When will Season 2 of 'A League of Their Own' premiere on Prime Video?

A release date has yet to be announced for the upcoming and final season; however, considering the show was renewed in 2023, fans are likely in for a bit of a wait. Hopefully, we'll see the second season air sometime in mid-2024. However, where does Season 1 leave the main cast members?

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Melanie Field, Abbi Jacobson, and D’Arcy Carden on ‘A League of Their Own’
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Aside from the Rockford Peaches losing the championships, at the end of the first season, Carson Shaw made the difficult decision to leave both her well-meaning military hubby and her new lover, Greta Gill (D'Arcy Carden) — a Rockford Peach. Though she loves Greta immensely, Carson decides it's time she chooses herself over anyone else, passionately kissing Greta one last time before her train arrives.

"I don't know where I'm headed. You changed my whole life," Carson tells Greta, who helped her come to terms with her attraction towards women.

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Things get messy when her husband, Charlie (Patrick J. Adams), arrives unannounced for the second time, watching his beloved wife secretly smooch another woman. Holding a bouquet of flowers, he's shocked and angry, and Carson is terrified of what the repercussions of this moment might do to her. It's the perfect cliffhanger for Season 2!

Season 1 of A League of Their Own is currently streaming on Prime Video.

Reporting by Gabrielle Bernardini

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