There is still no crying in baseball.
Abbi Jacobson, of “Broad City” will star in the hourlong series and be the show’s co-creator with Will Graham, of “Mozart in the Jungle,” Entertainment Weekly reported.
The iconic 1992 film, directed by Penny Marshall, starred Tom Hanks, Geena Davis, Lori Petty, Rosie O’Donnell and Madonna. The film used the backdrop of the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League, which was a competitive women’s league from 1943 until 1954.
The reboot will tell the story of a generation of women who dreamed of playing professional baseball, and will also explore race and sexuality, Variety reported.
“There’s no crying in baseball, or at Prime Video,” Vernon Sanders, co-head of television for Amazon Studios, said in a statement. “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.”
Also starring with Jacobson are Chanté Adams, D’Arcy Carden, Gbemisola Ikumelo, Kelly McCormack, Roberta Colindrez, and Priscilla Delgado, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Making recurring guest appearances will be Molly Ephraim, Kate Berlant and Melanie Field, the website reported.
No premiere date has been set, Entertainment Weekly reported.
“Twenty-eight 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 joint statement. “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.”