A New Rockford Peaches TV Series Is Filming In Pittsburgh
I don't know why I have no memory of it, but the new League Of Their Own series isn't the first time that the Rockford Peaches have gotten the TV treatment.
The first time was back in 1993, and the show didn't have a long or popular run. The first airing was April 10th of 1993, but of the six episodes that were produced, only 5 of them ran before the show was cancelled.
Let's hope the newest incarnation of A League Of Their Own has a much longer and successful run. Amazon Prime Video’s television adaptation of the 1992 movie just began initial filming in Pittsburgh yesterday.
That's right, in Pittsburgh.
I know, I had the same thought you might be having. If you're gonna do a show about the Rockford Peaches, why not film the show in...let me think...um...Rockford? I'm not sure exactly why Pittsburgh was chosen, but after doing a little research, I think the reason is most likely the cost of shooting a TV series is cheaper in Pittsburgh than it would be to film here in Rockford.
Since they just started shooting the series (which, by the way, will star Nick Offerman as Rockford Peaches coach Casey “Dove” Porter), there's been no announced premiere date for the show on Amazon Prime Video, only a small description of the plot:
A League of Their Own is an upcoming American period comedy television series co-created by Will Graham and Abbi Jacobson, who also stars. It is an adaptation of the 1992 film of the same name with new characters and story lines, about the formation of a World War II era women's professional baseball team. The series "follows brand-new characters and begins with the formation of the league in 1943 and follows the league and its players as they fight to keep it alive through close games, injuries, sexual awakenings and road trips across a rapidly changing U.S. (Wikipedia)