The ladies of the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League are coming back to score a few more home runs -- that is baseball, right? On Thursday, The Hollywood Reportershared the news that Broad City's Abbi Jacobson is bringing a new series based on A League of Their Own to Amazon.
Jacobson will write, executive produce, and star in a half-hour comedy based on the 1992 film and the true story of the women's baseball team that inspired it. Joining her will be former Broad City co-star and The Good Place MVP D'Arcy Carden.
The official logline for the show assures it will be infused with "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."
A League of Their Own will open with the creation of the women's league in 1943, following 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."
Jacobson secured the blessings of Geena Davis, who starred in the 1992 film, as well as late director Penny Marshall before her death in 2018 before going forward with the project. Perhaps Davis, who starred in the third season of Netflix's Glow, might make a guest appearance?
A League of Their Own is a queer favorite -- Madonna and Rosie O'Donnell in a movie about women playing baseball, hello! Here's hoping that Jacobson, who came out as bisexual in 2018, will dial the lesbian energy up a few notches.
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