There’s no crying in this show.
“A League of Their Own,” the famous comedy flick about a team in the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League’s 1943 season, is becoming a television show, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
Abbi Jacobson of “Broad City” fame and “Mozart in the Jungle” showrunner Will Graham are executive producers on the show, which is on deck at Amazon.
The two main characters from Penny Marshall’s 1992 classic take of the story on the big screen, Geena Davis’ Dottie and her younger sister Kit (Lori Petty), will not be featured in the show.
Instead, Amazon’s 30-minute episodes on the Rockford Peaches will “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,” Amazon Studios said.
A television show based on “A League of Their Own,” the famous comedy flick about a team in the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League’s 1943 season, is on deck at Amazon.
“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.”
This is the second time a company is taking a swing at making an “A League of Their Own” TV show.
Back, back, back in 1993, CBS aired a version that lasted only three weeks and included some characters and actors from the movie.