News of a League of Their Own series at Amazon first started making the rounds last year, as Abbi Jacobson began developing a half-hour comedy based on the classic Penny Marshall film with Mozart in the Jungle writer and producer Will Graham. Collider first reported that the Broad City co-creator will star in the League pilot opposite D’Arcy Carden, who also appeared on the hit Comedy Central show. The series would begin with formation of the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League in 1943 and focus once again on the beloved Rockford Peaches, and it would go “deeper into the issues facing the country” than the original film did while still “following a ragtag team of women figuring themselves out while fighting to realize their dreams of playing professional baseball,” which is very much like the movie. In a nice turn, Jacobson and Graham also reportedly got the League blessings of Geena Davis and Marshall before her death.
Jacobson developed the series with Will Graham. Photo: Michael Loccisano/Getty Images for SXSW