'A League Of Their Own’ Teaser: Amazon Reimagines Penny Marshall’s '90s Classic

Penny Marshall’s iconic 1992 film, “A League Of Their Own” was a triumph at the time of release. It told the story of extraordinary women who fought to play professional baseball in the 1940s. From co-creators, Abbi Jacobson and Will Graham, “A League Of Their Own” will be getting a fresh coat of paint. Together with Amazon, the pair have created a TV series reimagining the movie but with new characters.

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Speaking with EW, Graham said, “We grew up with the movie, and the more we started to explore the real stories underneath it, we saw that there was an opportunity here to tell a story that was broader and included a lot of perspectives that weren’t there the first time.” 

Here’s the synopsis: 

“A League Of Their Own” will focus on the women who played in the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League, a traveling league formed in 1943. Carson Shaw is one of those players, a talented catcher who leaves her small town to pursue her diamond dreams with the Rockford Peaches. 

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Jacobson and Graham told EW how they cited real-life black players like Mamie Johnson, Toni Stone, and Connie Morgan.  But that’s not all they found, one of the things their research brought up was how the league considered a “party” for queer and lesbian women. This in turn, influenced some parts of the show.

“We’re both queer, and that’s a big part of this story, as people have started to realize in the last couple of years,” Graham added. “You don’t get to hear a lot of period queer stories that have a happy ending. Here, this is a story about people who had a dream, and they found a way to fall in love and do the thing they wanted to do. That’s as heroic and amazing and still as relevant now as it was in 1992 or in 1942.”

The full cast of the reboot includes Abbie Jacobson, Chanté Adams, Gbemisola Ikumelo, D’Arcy Carden, Melanie Field, Molly Ephraim, Priscilla Delgado, Kate Berlant, and Nick Offerman.

“A League Of Their Own” will be coming to Amazon Prime Video on August 12. You can watch the teaser below: