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'Broad City' Creator Abbi Jacobson, 'Good Place' Actor D'Arcy Carden Star in 'League of Their Own' TV Show

Friday Nov 8, 2019
Abbi Jacobson, left, and Ilana Glazer, the co-creators, co-writers and co-stars of the Comedy Central series "Broad City," take part in a panel discussion during the 2017 Television Critics Association Summer Press Tour.
Abbi Jacobson, left, and Ilana Glazer, the co-creators, co-writers and co-stars of the Comedy Central series "Broad City," take part in a panel discussion during the 2017 Television Critics Association Summer Press Tour.  (Source:Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)

"Broad City" star and co-creator Abbi Jacobson is joining the cast of Amazon's TV series based on the 1992 baseball film "A League of Their Own" along with "The Good Place" star D'Arcy Carden, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Jacobson is also an executive producer and writes some of the show along with "Mozart in the Jungle" writer Will Graham, who also serves as an executive producer.

The TV series is based on the iconic film, which follows the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League. The original "A League of Their Own" was directed by the late Penny Marshall and stars Tom Hanks, Geena Davis, Madonna, Rosie O'Donnell, Lori Petty and more.

The Amazon version will be set in the present and take a modern look at the league. It won't feature sisters Dottie Hinson and Kit Keller played by Davis and Petty, respectively.

THR has the company's logline for the series:

"'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."

Sources told THR that both Graham and Jacobson reached out to Marshall before she died in December 2018 to get her blessing before proceeding with the TV version of the film. In 1993, CBS aired a show based on "A League of Their Own" but it only lasted three episodes before being nixed.

Revisit the "A League of Their Own" trailer below.


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