Fans of the A League of Their Own film will be getting a television series based around the films concept.
About the Television Show
Amazon Studios has created a reboot of sorts for their Amazon Prime streaming service. The new project has been in development for years. Jamie Babbit directed the pilot episode.
Abbi Jacobsson is starring and co-creating the series alongside Will Graham. Other cast members include Chanté Adams, D’Arcy Carden, Gbemisola Ikumelo, Kelly McCormack, Roberta Colindrez, and Priscilla Delgado. No release date has been set at this time.
“Twenty-eight years ago, Penny Marshall told us a story about women playing professional baseball that up until then had been largely overlooked,” said Graham and Jacobson told Entertainment Weekly. “We grew up obsessed with the film, like everyone else. Three years ago, we approached Sony with the idea of telling a new, still overlooked set of those stories. With the help of an enormously talented team of collaborators, an amazing cast, and the devoted support of Amazon to this project, we feel beyond lucky and excited to get to bring these characters to life. It took grit, fire, authenticity, wild imagination and a crackling sense of humor for these players to achieve their dreams. We’re hoping to bring audiences a story with all of those qualities.”
The creators shared that the series will tell the story from different women’s points of views that will examine sexuality, race, and America’s beloved past time. The show will tell the story both on and off the field.
The Original A League of Their Own Movie
Furthermore, the 1992 classic comedy starred Tom Hanks, Geena Davis, Madonna, Rosie O’Donnell, Lori Petty, among others. The movie was directed by Jenny Marshall. Overall, the film is one of the few popular sports movies that was directed by a woman and whose story focused on women’s sports.
Finally, the movie was loosely based on the creation of the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League. The creation of the sport for women was shortly after the United States joined World War II so that people can still enjoy sports. The league was formed in 1943 and concluded in 1954.