Amazon is creating their own reimagined TV series of Penny Marshall’s 1992 classic sports film “A League of Their Own.”
According to Entertainment Weekly, the series is co-created by Abbi Jacobson (“Broad City”), who will also star, and Will Graham.
The hourlong series will deliver a new approach to Marshall’s original story about “a generation of women who dreamed of playing baseball.”
“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,” according to Deadline.
In a joint statement per Variety, Jacobson and Graham said, “28 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.”
Amazon and Sony Pictures Television will produce “A League of Their Own” in association with Field Trip Productions. The executive producer will be Hailey Wierengo, and Elizabeth Koe as the co-executive producer.
“28 years ago, Penny Marshall told us a story about women playing professional baseball that up until then had been largely overlooked.”— Prime Video (@PrimeVideo) August 6, 2020
From co-creators @AbbiJacobson and Will Graham comes A League of Their Own, the series. Go ahead, we’ll allow you this one cry. pic.twitter.com/zOeS0jpRE0
Alongside Jacobson, the series will feature Chanté Adams, D’Arcy Carden, Gbemisola Ikumelo, Kelly McCormack, Roberta Colindrez and Priscilla Delgado, along with some reccurring guest stars, according to Deadline.
A premiere date for the series has yet to be announced.