1992’s baseball comedy-drama A League of Their Own looks set to become the latest movie to receive a small screen adaptation, with THR reporting that Will Graham (Mozart in the Jungle) and Abbi Jacobson (Broad City) are writing and executive producing a TV series for Amazon.
Intended as a half-hour comedy series, the project is being described as “a modern look at the story”, which revolves around the Rockford Peaches, a team in the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League during World War II. Here’s the official synopsis:
“A League of Their Own is a half-hour comedy 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. The show will begin with the formation of the league in 1943 and follows the Rockford Peaches, season to season as they struggle to keep the team alive through close games, injuries, late night bar crawls, sexual awakenings, not crying and road trips across a rapidly changing United States. 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.”
The film, directed by PennyMarshall, saw Tom Hanks coaching a Rockford Peaches team that included the likes of Geena Davis, Madonna, Lori Petty and Rosie O’Donnell. It was a hit at the box office, grossing over $130 million worldwide from a $40 million budget.