Abby Jacobson’s Prime Video Baseball Reboot Is Coming This August
There’s no crying in baseball, as the original movie classically says, but all the hardships that women go through, from time to time, sexism, misogyny, racism and prejudice that you can think of is featured in the new trailer for Prime Video “A league apart.” Yes, it’s a reboot, a reimagining of the original in serial form – Hollywood would never let good IP sleep these days. But it’s not as cynical as you might think and comes with a great pedigree, co-created and produced by Will Graham and Abbi Jacobson (co-creator and star of Beloved”vast city”).
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There is also homophobia involved. “Gays didn’t come out of nowhere to Stonewall,” Jacobson, who like Graham identifies as gay, said in a recent Vanity Fair Interview “I think so much about the things we’re dealing with today and the way you talk to your friends was there.”
“We both loved the movie,” Graham said in a recent EW interview. “We grew with the film, and the more we started to explore the real stories underneath, we saw that there was an opportunity here to tell a story that was broader and included a lot of perspectives that weren’t there for the first time – but with the same sense of heart, humor and unassuming fun that everyone loves about the movie.
A league apart evokes the joyful spirit of Penny Marshall’s beloved classic while expanding the lens to tell the story of an entire generation of women who dreamed of playing professional baseball, both indoors and out of the AAGPBL. The show follows Carson (Abbi Jacobson) and Max (Chanté Adams) and a sharp, hilarious new set of characters as they make their way to the pitch, along the way, finding their teams and themselves.
In addition to Jacobson, the stars of “A League Of Their Own” Chanté Adams, D’Arcy Carden, Roberta Colindrez, Gbemisola Ikumel, Kelly McCormackand Priscilla Delgado.
As previously announced, the series will stream all eight episodes on Prime Video on Friday, August 12 in over 240 countries and territories around the world. Watch the new trailer below.