Break out your peanuts and cracker jack because Prime Video has released the official trailer for A League of Their Own. The upcoming series isn’t a direct remake of 1992 film of the same name as it deals with a new group of characters, but it clearly evokes the joyful spirit of Penny Marshall’s beloved classic.
The series widens the lens to tell the story of an entire generation of women who dreamed of playing professional baseball, both in the All-American Girls Professional League and outside of it. A League of Their Own follows Carson (Abbi Jacobson) and Max (Chanté Adams) and a new ensemble of sharp and hilarious characters as they carve their paths toward the field, along the way finding their teams and themselves.
A League of Their Own was co-created and executive produced by Will Graham and Abbi Jacobson. “28 years ago, Penny Marshall told us a story about women playing professional baseball that up until then had been largely overlooked,” Graham and Jacobson said in a statement when the project was announced. “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.“
In addition to Abbi Jacobson and Chanté Adams, A League of Their Own also stars D’Arcy Carden as Greta, Gbemisola Ikumelo as Clance, Roberta Colindrez as Lupe, Nick Offerman as Dove, Saidah Arrika Ekulona as Toni, Kate Berlant as Shirley, Kendall Johnson as Gary, Kelly McCormack as Jess, Alex Désert as Edgar, Priscilla Delgado as Esti, Aaron Jennings as Guy, Molly Ephraim as Maybelle, Melanie Field as Jo, and Dale Dickey as Beverly.
All eight episodes of A League of Their Own will premiere on Prime Video on August 12th. What did you think of the trailer for A League of Their Own? Will you be watching?