Abbi Jacobson Says Blaming 'A League of Their Own' Cancellation on Hollywood Strikes Is "Bullshit"

The Season 2 renewal was rescinded due to strike-related delays last week

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BY Allie GregoryPublished Aug 21, 2023

Last week, beloved Prime Video series A League of Their Own — the television adaptation of the 1992 film of the same name — got its Season 2 renewal rescinded amid the ongoing WGA/SAG-AFTRA strikes, and creator/star Abbi Jacobson is pissed.

As THR reports, a four-episode conclusion, whose script is already written, has been scrapped by Prime after reps stated that the strikes would have delayed the arrival of the series until 2025.

"What luck I have had to get to tell these stories and play this character I love so much. What a rare thing in life. And so I am sad today," Jacobson said of the series in an Instagram post.

"To blame this cancellation on the strike, (which is an essential fight for fair wages, protections and working conditions, etc…) is bullshit and cowardly," she continued.

"But this post isn't about all that. About all the ways this show has been put through the ringer. Not today.

"This post here is about the special show I was lucky to make with so many incredibly talented artists and actors and writers and crew. A show I'm so proud of. Filled to the brim with stories worth telling. Full of so much heart and soul and value. Thank you for watching," she wrote, before concluding: "To the five."

Sony Pictures Television reportedly plans to find the series a new streaming home, so we maybe haven't seen the last of the Peaches just yet.

Read Jacobson's statement below.

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