Broad City star Abbi Jacobson and Will Graham, the star of NBC’s Hannibal, are helming the adaption of 1992 film A League of Their Own into a television series for Amazon.
The series will feature hour-long episodes, and will have “the spirit” of Penny Marshall’s 1992 look at the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League, as well as “explore race and sexuality,” The Hollywood Reporter reports.
Batter up. Amazon has handed out a series order for its reboot of 'A League of Their Own' https://t.co/jACbifneDj
— The Hollywood Reporter (@THR) August 6, 2020
“Twenty-eight years ago, Penny Marshall told us a story about women playing professional baseball that up until then had been largely overlooked. 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,” Graham and Jacobson said in a joint statement Thursday. “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.”
In addition to Jacobson and Graham, Chanté Adams, D’Arcy Carden, Gbemisola Ikumelo, Kelly McCormack, Roberta Colindrez, and Priscilla Delgado star in the series, which also features recurring guest stars Molly Ephraim, Kate Berlant, and Melanie Field.
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