A League of Their Own arrives on Prime Video as a retelling of the 1992 film of the same title. Based on the true story of the Rockford Peaches, an all-women baseball team that played in the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League during World War II, the movie directed by Penny Marshall and the Prime Video series both fixate on the joys and hardships of women playing professional sports in the 1940s.
Created and executive-produced by Abbi Jacobson and Will Graham, as well as executive-produced by Desta Tedros Reff, Prime Video's A League of Their Own broadens its approach to the classic tale by addressing the experiences of Black athletes in the Negro leagues and LGBTQ+ individuals. The series stars Jacobson as Carson Shaw and Chanté Adams as Max Chapman. Additional cast members include D'Arcy Carden, Melanie Field, Roberta Colindrez, Kelly McCormack, Priscilla Delgado, Gbemisola Ikumelo, Molly Ephraim, Saidah Arrika Ekulona, and Kate Berlant.
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Graham and Tedros Reff spoke with Screen Rant about applying the original film's spirit to Prime Video's A League of Their Own and expanding the reach of the series' narrative.
Screen Rant: I love how this show addresses so many issues that weren’t really touched on in the original A League of Their Own. How important was it for you to expand the scope of the original and tell a story that isn’t just about straight, white women?
Will Graham: I think it was really important, mostly 'cause I think that is the real story. I think Penny and the cast, they did something truly groundbreaking in 1992, but there was some ground that wasn't gonna get broken — partly 'cause it was 1992 and partly 'cause it's a two-hourRead more on screenrant.com