“A League Of Their Own” TV Series Is In Development!

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A classic film is getting the reboot treatment.

Rumor has it Amazon Studios is developing a TV series based on the 1992 film "A League of Their Own." The streaming service and Sony Pictures Television are developing the project as a half-hour comedy. The picture was directed by Penny Marshall and starred Tom Hanks, Geena Davis, Rosie O’Donnell, and Madonna.

Don’t look for the original characters to be in the show. No deals  are inked yet for the project. The movie was about the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League of the 1940s.

Source: Variety

'A League of Their Own' TV Series in the Works at Amazon The retail giant/streaming service is developing a TV series based on Penny Marshall's Tom Hanks and Geena Davis feature, A League of Their Own. Mozart in the Jungle's Will Graham and Broad City's Abbi Jacobson will co-write and executive produce what is being described less as a traditional reboot and more as a modern look at the story. The project is being envisioned as a half-hour comedy series. For now, the Amazon take is in development, with a mini-writers room set to open and deliver scripts before Amazon makes a decision. Jacobson will not have an onscreen role. Amazon and Sony declined comment, as Jacobson's deal is not done yet. Here's the official logline: "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." [hollywoodreported] . . . #ALeagueofTheirOwn #movie #TV #TVSerie #Amazon #newserie #JimmyDugan #Dottie #Kit #GeenaDavis

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