'A League of Their Own' Reboot TV Series Headed to Amazon

By 98.7 KLUV

"A League of their Own" is arguably one of the greatest baseball movies of all time and now a television reboot is coming to Amazon Prime.

A series based on the 1992 film about the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League that began during World War II is a go for the streaming service, reported Sports Illustrated.

The new adaptation is co-created by Will Graham and "Broad City" alum Abbi Jacobson, who will serve as executive producer and star in the series.

Vernon Sanders, co-head of television for Amazon Studios, said in a press release, "There’s no crying in baseball, or at Prime Video.  Will and Abbi have taken a classic movie, reimagining it for a new generation with new characters and their own fresh, modern vision on a timeless story of big dreams, friendship, love, and, of course, baseball. We’re so excited to partner with Sony to bring this emotional, exciting new series to our Prime Video customers around the world."

The show's cast will also include Chanté Adams, D’Arcy Carden, Gbemisola Ikumelo, Kelly McCormack, Roberta Colindrez and Priscilla Delgado. Molly Ephraim, Kate Berlant and Melanie Field will have recurring roles.

In 2012, "A League of Their Own" was selected by the Library of Congress to be preserved in the United States National Film Registry.

Directed by Penny Marshall, the 1992 film starred Tom Hanks, Geena Davis, Madonna, Rosie O'Donnell and Lori Petty. The movie was a financial success and earned over $130 million at the box office.

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