Amazon's A League of Their Own cast
(L-R) Abbi Jacobson, Chanté Adams, D’Arcy Carden, and Gbemisola Ikumelo

Amazon is bringing back the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League.

A series reboot of the 1992 film A League of Their Own has been picked up by the platform. The show comes from co-creators Abbi Jacobson (Broad City) and Will Graham (Mozart in the Jungle).

The hour-long series will be a “fresh approach” to Penny Marshall’s film following brand new characters. Per the Amazon description, “the show takes a deeper look at race and sexuality, following a new ensemble of characters as they carve their own paths towards the field, both in the League and outside of it.”

Jacobson and Graham on ‘A League of Their Own’

Co-creators Jacobson and Graham released the following statement about the series.

“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.”

Jacobson will also star in the series. Chanté Adams, D’Arcy Carden, Gbemisola Ikumelo, Kelly McCormack, Roberta Colindrez, and Priscilla Delgado have signed on as series regulars. Molly Ephraim, Kate Berlant, and Melanie Field have recurring roles.

“There’s no crying in baseball, or at Prime Video,” said Vernon Sanders, Co-Head of Television at Amazon. “Will and Abbi have taken a classic movie, reimagining it for a new generation with new characters and their own fresh, modern vision on a timeless story of big dreams, friendship, love, and, of course, baseball.”

The widely beloved feature film grossed over $130 million worldwide. In 2012, the Library of Congress selected A League of Their Own for preservation in the U.S. National Film Registry.

Source: Deadline