Amazon series “A League of Their Own” based on the popular 1992 comedy Penny Marshall will premiere on August 12.
Amazon announced the news with an initial teaser look, set to Stevie Nicks’ classic “Edge of Seventeen.” The joke can be seen below.
Both the show and movie version of “A League of Their Own” take place in 1943, the year the All-American Girls’ Professional Baseball League was formed. The Women’s League, the first of its kind in the sport, was created to keep baseball in the public consciousness after World War II which saw the majority of male players drafted, essentially leading to the closure of Major League Baseball. The show focuses on a different team than the one in the movie, in an entirely separate story.
Abby Jacobson, who created the series with Will Graham, leads the cast as Carson Shaw, while Shantih Adams, Darcy Cardin, Roberta Colendres, Jbemisola Ecomelo, Kelly McCormack, and Priscilla Delgado play her co-stars. Nick Offerman plays the team manager, a role played by Tom Hanks in the original film, while the recurring cast members are Happy Erica Icolona, Kate Berlant, Kendall Johnson, Alex Desert, Aaron Jennings, Molly Ephraim, Melanie Field, and Dale Dickey. Rosie O’Donnell, who played one of the Rockford Peaches stars in the original “League of Their Own,” is also set to play a guest star during Season 1.
Jacobson and Graham executives produced “A League of Their Own” with Hailey Weringo and Desta Tedros Reeve for Field Trip Productions and Jimmy Babbitt, who directed the first episode. Amazon Studios and Sony Pictures Television co-produced the series.