Now that’s what you call a serious throwback!
A half-hour comedy based on the Geena Davis and Tom Hanks A League of Their Own is in the works. 1992’s original also starred Lori Petty, Madonna, and Rosie O’Donnell and was a critical and commercial success.
Helming the project are Mozart in the Jungle’s Will Graham and Broad City’s Abbi Jacobson as executive producers. The duo will also co-write the what seems to be a modern take on the story which will not feature Dottie (Davis) or her kid sister, Kit (Petty).
This is the official logline from Amazon: “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.”
This will be the second time A League of Their Own has been rebooted for the small screen. A version starring Sam McMurray and Carey Lowell premiered on CBS in 1993 but lasted only five episodes.
The news was first reported by The Hollywood Reporter.