This month, Prime Video will release a new take on an old classic, and it’s the perfect nostalgic show to watch this summer. The film A League of Their Own celebrated its 30th anniversary in July. The original was a huge success, thanks to memorable performances by Tom Hanks, Geena Davis, Madonna, and Rosie O’Donnell. What better way to commemorate the occasion than with a spin-off series? But first, you must learn Where To Watch A League Of Their Own, Who is the cast in the show, and much more.
Who Stars In A League Of Their Own?
The series cast includes Abbi Jacobson as catcher Carson Shaw, D’Arcy Carden as first baseman Greta, Chanté Adams as Max, Molly Ephraim as Maybelle Fox, and Nick Offerman as Coach Dove. Who played the third baseman Doris Murphy in the movie, Rosie O’Donnell, will also make an appearance in the series as Vi, the owner of the bar where players frequently go.
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How Is The Show Different From The Movie?
The show has the same name, team (the Rockford Peaches), and basic premise as Penny Marshall’s 1992 movie, but the series’ character and storyline will be different. The series will show the story of women in 1940s America, who dreamed of playing professional baseball, both with and outside the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League (AAGPBL), which only was filled with white women. With male professional baseball players away fighting in WWII, these women had a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to live out their dreams and pave the way for future generations of female athletes.
In an interview with MLB.com, co-creator Abbi Jacobson stated, “I still think it’s very funny, but it took a lot of research, history, and reimagining to tell the stories of a larger group of women who wanted to play baseball. It’s about a whole generation of women, not just a few from the All-American Professional Girls Baseball League.”
Creators Will Graham and Abbi Jacobson took inspiration from the real-life stories of women in the AAPGBL, including Millie Degan, Terry Donahue, and Eunice Taylor. They also took inspiration from women who have played against men and with them in the Negro League during WWII, including Mamie Johnson, Toni Stone, and Connie Morgan. The writer and producers of the show also have consulted with Maybelle Blair, who has played in the AAGPBL for the Peoria Redwings.
The series delves into topics not covered in the 1992 film, such as sexuality and race. According to Jacobson’s research, many women in the AAGPBL belonged to the LGBTQ+ community addressed in the series. Maybelle Blair, 95, made her first public appearance when the series premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival in June 2022.
Where To Watch A League Of Their Own
The season of eight episodes of A League Of Their Own will, be released on Prime Video beginning on August 12. To watch the series, you will have to have a subscription to an Amazon Prime account.