Growing up, A LEAGUE OF THEIR OWN was one of my favorite films. So when I heard they were making a series, I couldn’t have been more excited. And as a fan of The Good Place, I was even more excited when I saw that D’Arcy Carden was cast.
The series also stars Abbi Jacobson (who is also a co-creator with Will Graham), Chanté Adams, Roberta Colindrez, Gbemisola Ikumel, Kelly McCormack, and Priscilla Delgado. It’s been reported that Jacobson and Graham approached both Geena Davis and Penny Marshall for their blessing before moving forward with the project.
While covering the story of the All-American Girls Professional Baseball team, the series is not basing its characters on historical figures like the film, which will allow them to delve into topics that, while very real at the time, were not spoken about—like including lesbian players and the experience of black women who wanted to play in the segregated League.
Well-written and complete with a cast performing at their A game, the series is definitely a must watch for fans of baseball, historical fiction, and just good television in general.
Stream the entire first season on Amazon Prime now.