The Peripheral and A League of Their Own have been cancelled at Amazon, despite already having received second season renewals.
The Peripheral and A League of Their Own had both been renewed for second seasons, but it was announced today that both shows have been cancelled.
The Peripheral is a sci-fi drama based on William Gibson’s 2014 book of the same name that stars Chloe Grace Moretz as Flynne Fisher, a young woman trying to hold together the pieces of her broken family in a forgotten corner of tomorrow’s America. The series cost $175 million, and it didn’t draw in the audience as much as Amazon hoped. However, it was renewed for a shorter second season earlier this summer. The ongoing WGA and SAG-AFTRA strikes have been cited as the reason behind the cancellation.
The cost of The Peripheral combined with the lackluster audience led some insiders to question why the series was renewed in the first place, but Amazon may not have wanted to jeopardize their deal with Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy. The Westworld creators executive produced the project and have another big Prime Video series in the pipeline with an adaptation of the Fallout video game series.
A League of Their Own is a reimagining of Penny Marshall’s beloved 1992 classic. The series expanded the lens and told the story of a whole generation of women who hoped to play professional baseball in the All-American Girls Professional League as well as outside of it. Like The Peripheral it was expensive to produce, and the series didn’t attract a large audience. The second season renewal was supposed to bring the series back to the screen for four episodes and end the story, but that doesn’t seem to be the case. Update: Sources told THR that Sony Pictures Television are planning to find a new home for the series as scripts for all four episodes were completed before the WGA strike.Once again, the production delay caused by the strikes is said to be the reason why. Production would not have been able start before the new year. This would have pushed back the debut date to 2025. This would have put a three-year gap between the first and second seasons of A League of Their Own
.I’m sure there are more than a few fans of The Peripheral
and A League of Their Own who are sad to learn that both shows have been cancelled.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WLvo-FuHvHw