'A League of Their Own' Has Been Turned Into a TV Series Starring Abbi Jacobson and Nick Offerman
There's no crying in baseball, again — with 'Broad City' star Abbi Jacobson also co-creating this TV remake of the classic 90s flick.
June 08, 2022
If you have an opinion about crying in baseball — if you're a big fan of baseball Down Under in general, actually — then you might have classic 1992 film A League of Their Own to thank. It starred Geena Davis, Madonna and Rosie O'Donnell as members of a 1940s women's baseball team, with Tom Hanks playing their manager — and famously deciding that tears didn't have a part in the bat-swinging game.
Like almost everything ever made, including from the 90s, that movie has now scored a remake — and it's sliding into your streaming queue this winter. This time around, Broad City's Abbi Jacobson leads the show, and also co-created and executive produced it. She's joined by Voyagers' Chanté Adams and The Good Place's D'Arcy Carden among her teammates, plus Parks and Recreation favourite Nick Offerman as well.
The new A League of Their Own marks Jacobson's first ongoing on-screen TV role since Broad City said goodbye — and it'll follow the same story as its big-screen predecessor. So, when it hits Prime Video from August 12, it'll again jump back to World War II, and follow a group of women who dream of playing professional baseball.
That said, the new series also promises to expand further, charting a whole generation of baseball-loving ladies with that dream — and looking at both race and sexuality on and off the field in the process.
All eight episodes of A League of Their Own will drop on the same day, ready for binging. And, Prime Video has just released a sneak peek teaser trailer of exactly what's in store.
Also appearing on-screen alongside Jacobson, Adams, Carden and Offerman: Gbemisola Ikumelo (The Power), Roberta Colindrez (Vida), Saidah Arrika Ekulona (Better Call Saul), Kate Berlant (Search Party), Kendall Johnson (Sexless), Kelly McCormack (George & Tammy), Alex Désert (Better Things), Priscilla Delgado (Julieta), Aaron Jennings (Grand Crew), Molly Ephraim (Perry Mason), Melanie Field (The Alienist) and Dale Dickey (Palm Springs).
Check out the first teaser trailer for A League of Their Own below:
A League of Their Own will start streaming via Prime Video on August 12.
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