The first teaser for Abbi Jacobson’s A League of Their Own reboot series is here.
The forthcoming television adaptation of Penny Marshall’s 1992 film is set to premiere on Prime Video on August 12th. Soundtracked to Stevie Nicks’ “Edge of Seventeen,” the teaser previews the picturesque, high stakes baseball series. Ultimately, it teases both on-the-field scenes and glimpses of the players’ real lives.
“A League of Their Own evokes the joyful spirit of Penny Marshall’s beloved classic, while widening the lens to tell the story of an entire generation of women who dreamed of playing professional baseball,” the show’s official logline explains. “The show takes a deeper look at race and sexuality, following the journey of a whole new ensemble of characters as they carve their own paths towards the field, both in the League and outside of it.”
Watch the teaser for A League of Their Own below.
Both the forthcoming A League of Their Own reboot and the previously released film take place in 1943. They follow the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League, which marked the first of its kind. At the time, it had been created to keep baseball in the public eye after many of the male players in Major League Baseball were drafted to serve in World War II.
According to Variety, this reboot focuses on a different team than the movie, following a separate storytime.
The teaser for A League of Their Own provides the first glimpse of the cast, made up of Jacobson, Chanté Adams, D’Arcy Carden, Melanie Field, and Nick Offerman, who plays the team’s manager and washed-up MLB pitcher Casey “Dove” Porter.