Amazon Has Ordered an ‘A League of Their Own’ Reboot Television Series. Entertainment powerhouse, Amazon, has ordered a television series based off the story from “A League of Their Own.” The 1992 film follows the story of two sisters, Dottie Hinson and Kit Keller, who amidst America’s stock of athletic young men being depleted during World War II, join a professional all-female baseball league springing up in the Midwest, funded by publicity-hungry candy maker Walter Harvey. The competitive sisters Dottie Hinson and Kit Keller must overcome their own rivalry and work together to be successful, despite having a has-been drunk coach and continually rally their team mates to step up to the plate.
“[The new series will emulate] 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 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.”
“Twenty-eight years ago, Penny Marshall told us a story about women playing professional baseball that up until then had been largely overlooked,” shared show runners Will Graham and Abbi Jacobson in a statement regarding the new series. “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 cast for the series includes Abbi Jacobson (Broad City), Chanté Adams (Roxanne Roxanne), D’Arcy Carden (The Good Place), Gbemisola Ikumelo (Brain in Gear), Kelly McCormack (Killjoys), Roberta Colindrez (Vida), and Priscilla Delgado (The Protected). Jacobson is co-creating the series alongside Will Graham (Mozart in the Jungle). Jamie Babbit (But I’m a Cheerleader) is set to direct the pilot for the series.
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Source: Entertainment Weekly