Modern reboots just keep coming. Amazon is reportedly in the midst of creating a TV series based on A League of Their Own.
A New League Of Their Own
Geena Davis and Tom Hanks were the main stars of the beloved 1992 baseball movie directed by Penny Marshall.
Amazon Studios is developing a brand-new TV series based on the flick, reports claim. The project is seen as both a traditional reboot and a modern retelling of the story.
Mozart in the Jungle's Wil Graham and Broad City's Abbi Jacobson are executive producing. They will also co-write the series. Each episode will last for 30-minutes, the standard sitcom length.
For the time being, Amazon's take is in the developmental stages, with a mini writers room set up to open and deliver scripts before the streaming giant makes a final decision.
Jacobson will reportedly skip the upcoming series, if it does indeed go into production. Her deal is not yet finalized, so Amazon has yet to release a comment about the reboot.
Although the series is being discussed as both a reboot and a modern update, it will reportedly omit Davis's character Dottie and her kid sister Kit, who was played by Lori Petty in the movie. The two were the protagonists of A League of Their Own, so their exclusion from this TV take is notable.
Mining The Best Material
The original movie focused on Dottie and Kit, who are recruited to join the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League and wind up playing for the Rockford Peaches in the World Series. The TV series will reportedly focus on the early creation of the team. Hanks played manager Jimmy Dugan. Madonna and Rosie O'Donnell also starred alongside Davis, Petty, and Hanks. The flick grossed $132 million worldwide, on a budget of just $40 million.
Graham and Jacobson reportedly reached out to Marshall and Davis to get their blessing ahead of developing the reboot for Amazon. A League of Their Own had a TV reboot for CBS back in 1993, but it was unsuccessful and was pulled after just three episodes.
Graham and Jacobson are an interesting choice to tackle this new reboot. Most well-known for Mozart in the Jungle, Graham launched his production company, Field Trip, with an overall deal at Amazon back in December. Jacobson created, stars in, and executive produces Comedy Central mega-hit Broad City.