Broad City’s Abbi Jacobson and Mozart in the Jungle writer/executive producer Will Graham are teaming up to develop a series based on 1992’s A League of Their Own. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the two are co-writing and executive producing a half-hour A League of Their Own comedy for Amazon described as “less as a traditional reboot and more as a modern look at the story.” Here’s the project’s 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.
Jacobson and Graham reportedly reached out to original League of Their Own star and director Geena Davis and Penny Marshall to get their blessing to develop the Amazon reboot.