The film A League of Their Own, revolving around an All-American girls baseball league that was founded after the United States joined World War II, are now trying to recreate the film into a TV series through Amazon.
According to Amazon, this series is set to take a different approach than the film did. It's promised that it will dig deeper into topics viewers need to hear and see. In their statement they shared:
"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."
Jacobson and Graham also shared the importance of turning this film into a TV series. They both emphasized the powerful messages that were told through A League of Their Own and how they will continue to make those messages even stronger. In a statement made by both co-creators they shared:
"28 years ago, Penny Marshall told us a story about women playing professional baseball that up until then had been largely overlooked. We grew up obsessed with the film, like everyone else. Three years ago, we approached Sony with the idea of telling a new, still overlooked set of those stories. With the help of an enormously talented team of collaborators, an amazing cast, and the devoted support of Amazon to this project, we feel beyond lucky and excited to get to bring these characters to life. It took grit, fire, authenticity, wild imagination and a crackling sense of humor for these players to achieve their dreams. We're hoping to bring audiences a story with all of those qualities."
Some of the series stars will include, Chanté Adams, D'Arcy Carden, Gbemisola Ikumelo, Kelly McCormack, Roberta Colindrez, and Priscilla Delgado. There has been no premiere date released thus far.
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