Amazon is teeing up its "A League of Their Own" series, and it sounds like there will be a mix of old and new.
At a TCA event Wednesday, Amazon TV Co-Head Vernon Sanders confirmed that the story will follow different characters from the ones featured in Penny Marshall's acclaimed 1992 film. He didn't reveal plot details, but he said there will be "a group of new characters," per Deadline. At the same time, he promised that there will be "some nods to the original."
Sanders's comments are in line with what we learned in April, when reports of the project first emerged. The reported logline described a "modern take" with "the warmth, humor and DNA of the classic film." The movie, which stars Geena Davis, Lori Petty, Madonna, Rosie O'Donnell, and Tom Hanks, depicts the formation of the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League in 1943 and tells a fictionalized story of one of the teams, the Rockford Peaches.
The upcoming series will be co-written by Abbi Jacobson ("Broad City") and Will Graham ("Mozart in the Jungle"), who are also serving as executive producers.