A League of Their Own Amazon series will feature a new team
Amazon’s upcoming series adaptation of A League of Their Own will feature a new cast of characters unrelated to those previously portrayed by Tom Hanks, Geena Davis, Madonna, Lori Petty, Jon Lovitz, David Strathairn, Garry Marshall, and Bill Pullman in Penny Marshall’s 1992 hit film.
“I would say..there will be a group of new characters but some nods to the original,” said Amazon TV Co-Head Vernon Sanders (via Deadline).
Mozart in the Jungle‘s Will Graham and Broad City‘s Abbi Jacobson will co-write and executive produce the half-hour comedy series. Per an earlier report in The Hollywood Reporter, the plot is described as follows:
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 show will be produced by Sony Pictures Television Studios. Sony’s Columbia Pictures released the film.
CBS previously tried to adapt the film in 1993 with a series that featured Megan Cavanagh (Marla Hooch) and Tracy Reiner (Betty “Spaghetti”) reprising their roles.The series was pulled after three episodes.