No need to lay off the high ones. The A League of Their Own reboot will surely knock it out of the park.
Abbi Jacobson and Will Graham's nod to the iconic Penny Marshall film will fill your summer screen time with a dose of nostalgia and comfort. Although the series is set to follow the same premise as the 1992 hit, the two co-creators took a few liberties with characters and plot lines, particularly in regards to race and sexuality.
"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—but with the same sense of heart and humor and unpretentious fun that everybody loves about the movie," Graham told Entertainment Weekly.
As much as we love a good game at Yankee Stadium, there's something irresistible about the 1943 All-American Girls Professional Baseball League, and we can't wait to revisit the women's stories—with a fresh twist!
What is the 'A League of Their Own' reboot about?
When World War II drafted the majority of players in the Major League Baseball, women stepped in with the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League to fill the void, which is the focus of Marshall's film.
Although the 2022 series is set to follow the lives of the women who enrolled in the league, it won't be an exact retelling of the original A League of Their Own movie. For one, there's a whole different team and new characters to become acquainted with.
"We talked a lot about the show being about these characters' journey to finding their team," Jacobson told Entertainment Weekly. "Team has a bunch of meanings in terms of baseball, but also, a lot of these characters are finding their community. That joy of finding others that are like you is pretty special."
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Watch the 'A League of Their Own' trailer:
Take a step back in time to 1940s America in the first A League of Their Own trailer. Might we add that the musical accompaniment is superb?
'A League of Their Own' cast: who's who?
Though there will be hints of the 1992 blockbuster sprinkled throughout the show, don't expect to see O.G. Rockford Peaches like Dottie (Geena Davis) and Mae (Madonna), per se.
Instead, Jacobson is taking on the role of catcher Carson Shaw. Her coach? Casey "Dove" Porter, played by the inimitable Nick Offerman. We wonder how he feels about crying in baseball (one of our favorite celebrity quotes).
Other cast members include:
- Chanté Adams
- D’Arcy Carden
- Roberta Colindrez
- Gbemisola Ikumelo
- Kelly McCormack
- Priscilla Delgado
- Saidah Arrika Ekulona,
- Kate Berlant
- Kendall Johnson
- Alex Désert
- Aaron Jennings
- Molly Ephraim
- Melanie Field
- Dale Dickey
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It looks like we'll spot a familiar face in the series, too: A League of Their Own film star Rosie O'Donnell is set to make a guest appearance, though it's not clear if she'll reprise her role as Doris Murphy when she does.
When is the 'A League of Their Own' release date?
Mark your calendars: the Amazon series will begin streaming on Friday, August 12, and it's the perfect summertime indulgence. Batter up!
(While you're having an Amazon binge, do be sure to check out The Summer I Turned Pretty, a must for all YA readers who cannot get enough of Jenny Han.)
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Before her time at Future, Danielle was the editor of Time Out New York Kids, where she got to experience the best of the city from the point of view of its littlest residents. Before that, she was a news editor at Elite Daily. Her work has also appeared in Domino, Chowhound, and amNewYork, to name a few.
When Danielle’s not writing, you can find her testing out a new recipe, reading a book (suggestions always welcome), or rearranging the furniture in her apartment…again.
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