Leads Chosen For ‘League Of Their Own’ TV Series
D'Arcy Carden of The Good Place and Abbi Jacobson of Broad City fame will star in Amazon's new series about the Rockford Peaches.
HollywoodReporter - A League of Their Own is a half-hour comedy infusing the warmth, humor and DNA of the classic film, while taking a contemporary spin on the stories of the women surrounding the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League. The show will begin with the formation of the league in 1943 and follows the Rockford Peaches season to season as they struggle to keep the team alive through close games, injuries, late night bar crawls, sexual awakenings, not crying and road trips across a rapidly changing United States. The series dives deeper into the issues facing the country while following a ragtag team of women figuring themselves out while fighting to realize their dreams of playing professional baseball.
The series will apparently still be based around the Rockford Peaches but not feature the sister characters Dottie Hinson and Kit Keller.
This is the second series based on the original movie. In 1993 CBS attempted a spinoff series but was canceled after just 3 episodes. Hopefully, Amazon's swing at the series will be more successful.