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Broad City co-creator and star Abbi Jacobson is looking for a home run with her next TV show.
Jacobson is developing a new comedy series for Amazon that is set to be a fresh take on the 1992 baseball classic A League of Their Own.
The film chronicles the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League, formed in 1943, when male athletes were serving in World War II.
The TV reboot will see Jacobson co-write the half-hour comedy and executive produce, alongside Mozart In The Jungle’s Will Graham. There have been no reports whether or not fans will see Jacobson acting in the new show.
Rolling Stone reported that the comedy series “will be a complete overhaul of the beloved 1992 baseball movie, meaning that the film’s central characters—played by Tom Hanks, Geena Davis, and Madonna—won’t be involved in the reboot.”
But the series will still be following the all-female baseball team the Rockford Peaches over multiple baseball seasons. The television series—like the film—will remain set during World War II and will tackle the issues of equality and feminism that faced America during that time.
But this isn’t the first attempt at an A League of Their Own spinoff. CBS produced a sitcom based on the movie back in 1993, but the series ended after only three short episodes.
No pressure at all! pic.twitter.com/uu09jvJFIi
— Abbi Jacobson (@abbijacobson) March 31, 2018
The new A League Of Their Own doesn’t have an official start date yet, but Jacobson and Graham have reportedly spoken with Penny Marshall, the film’s director, and have gotten her blessing on the new project.