Amazon has announced that it will launch a new TV series, a television adaptation of the 1992 movie, A League Of Their Own.
The series is set to launch on Friday, August 12 and will air on the Prime Video streaming service and, of course, Amazon has released a teaser trailer.
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“A League of Their Own evokes 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,” an official synopsis of the show reads. “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.”
Series creator Abbi Jacobson, Chanté Adams, D’Arcy Carden and Gbemisola Ikumelo are among the stars of the new show.
The cast also includes Roberta Colindrez as Lupe, Nick Offerman as Dove, Saidah Arrika Ekulona as Toni, Kate Berlant as Shirley, Kendall Johnson as Gary, Kelly McCormack as Jess, Alex Désert as Edgar, Priscilla Delgado as Esti, Aaron Jennings as Guy, Molly Ephraim as Maybelle, Melanie Field as Jo, Dale Dickey as Beverly.
PopCulture.com did a good job of breaking down the roles of each character, if you choose to check that out.
The series is from Amazon Studios and Sony Pictures Television in association with Field Trip Productions. Jacobson and Will Graham are the executive producers and co-creators. Jamie Babbit directed the pilot episode.
The original A League of Their Own feature was directed by Marshall and grossed $132.4 million worldwide.
Original star Tom Hanks told Bill Simmons that it’s one of his favorite movies.
“Number one would be A League of Their Own because all I did all summer was play baseball. I had all my kids with me, I had all my family with me, it was a big-ass summer in the Midwest,” Hanks said on Simmons’ podcast. “We lived in a house in the middle of cornfields. We went to Burger King at night and Dairy Queen in the afternoon. It was a great summer and my entire family still speaks about it.”