A League Of Their Own is getting an Amazon Prime reboot
The iconic movie starring Madonna is getting a reboot as a television series. The Peaches are back in action
The revival of all-time favorite 90s movies and sitcoms are in full force. 'Roseanne', 'Will & Grace' and 'Full House' all got their well-deserved return to the screen and now, 'League of Thier Own' is also getting its own revival.
The movie is said to be getting a series reboot on Amazon, and will be co-created by Mozart in the Jungle's Will Graham and Abbi Jacobson, who created 'Broad City'.
The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed that Abbi and Will are to co-write as well as executively produce the project. The show is said to be a modern take on the story. According to the official logline: "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 story is going to follow the formation of the league in 1943 and continues to follow the Rockford Peaches through the baseball seasons. The series will explore the hardships the all women's team faced in the rapidly changing United States and their struggle to bond with each other.
The iconic movie is based on the true story of The Rockford Peaches, a women's only professional baseball team that played from 1943 to 1954 in the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League. The main characters of the movie Dottie played by Geena Davis, and Kit, played by Lori Petty, will not be featured in the new TV series spinoff.
Madonna, Megan Cavanaugh, and Rosie O'Donnell also starred in the movie as fellow team members with Tom Hanks playing their tough-love coach. It is currently unknown whether their characters will be included in the reboot, or if the show will head in an entirely different, fresher direction.
But this is not the first time 'A League Their Own' will be getting a television reboot. It was briefly turned into a TV series on CBS but was short-lived. A total of six episodes were produced, with three airing in April 1993 and two more in August of the same year.
Many fans of the original movie weren't too thrilled to hear about the reboot, begging the new creators to leave the iconic movie alone.
it won't work. the stars in this film made it so iconic. it's irreplaceable— Annie (@Locoas) March 31, 2018
For gods sake stop remaking movies that don’t need remaking and come up with new ideas!!!— lucy jerwood (@babybutterfly0) March 31, 2018
There has been no confirmation on what actors will be starring in the series or when the new show will hit the airwaves.