For some, this weekend, marked by the start of Passover and Easter Sunday, is consumed by holiday festivities. But for others, it’s marked by a far more auspicious occasion: the official opening of the baseball season, which got underway Thursday. Amazon, it appears, subscribes to the latter camp, as the Hollywood Reporter announced Friday that the streaming service is developing a series reboot of A League of Their Own, the 1992 baseball dramedy starring Geena Davis and Tom Hanks.
Will Graham, of Mozart in the Jungle, and Abbi Jacobson, of Broad City and also of several coloring books, have signed on to co-write and executive produce the new half-hour comedy series, which, as THR noted, “is being described less as a traditional reboot and more as a modern look at the story.” (Jacobson will not appear onscreen.) Of course, many contemporary reboots of classic films and vintage series are being sold as such—think, for example, of Wet Hot American Summer or last summer’s action-comedy Baywatch movie. (Amazon also acquired rights to adapt the Lord of the Rings trilogy for the small screen back in November, a reboot that purportedly will pick up before The Fellowship of the Ring and feature “previously unexplored stories.”) The “traditional reboot” may be dead.
Anyway, Dottie, the protagonist played by Davis in the original film, will be absent from the series, though Graham and Jacobson apparently reached out to Davis to “get [her] blessing,” according to THR. The series follows the team featured in the original film—the Rockford Peaches—from the inception of the All-American Girls’ (Women’s?) Professional Baseball League through subsequent seasons, tracing shifting national politics as well as the players’ own exploits. (And it’s funny.) But despite the shift in focus, there’s still ample reason to hope for the reboot-mandated cameo appearances by the original cast—given that original cast included the likes of Madonna, as center fielder Mae Mordabito, and Rosie O’Donnell, as third basewoman Doris Murphy, as well as Hanks as the team manager, whose line “There’s no crying—there’s no crying in baseball,” howled from the dugout, has transcended its source. For now, at least.
Celebrating Madonna’s 25 Most Iconic Red Carpet Hair Moments
A young Madonna is potted out in New York City in 1986 wearing her tousled up do with chic bandana and red lip.
Performing at Live Aid event, Madonna keeps her brunette waves in natural waves with a burgundy lip.
Wearing her voluminous high pony with a heavy cat eye and burgundy lip, Madonna arrives at the 12th Annual American Music Awards.
Sporting her new platinum blonde tousled pixie, Madonna arrives at the 2nd Commitment to Life AIDS Project Benefit in 1986.
Madonna keeps her look sporty wearing dual ponytails with her signature burgundy red lip at the Siesta premiere.
Embellishing her sleek brunette up do with a pink floral hair piece, Madonna arrives at the 1988 Tony Awards Party.
Back to her platinum blonde pixie, this time Madonna opts for voluminous curls at the 14th Annual American Music Awards.
On stage performing during her Girlie Show tour in 1993, Madonna keeps her pixie ultra sleek with a dark maroon red lip.
Madonna wears her golden blonde locks in a curled up with a vibrant red lip at The 22nd Annual American Music Awards.
Madonna keeps her look ultra feminine at the The 12th Annual MTV Video Music Awards with a voluminous half do.
Back to dark brunette locks, Madonna wears her natural waves with a mauve lip at the 1998 VH1 Fashion Awards.
Madonna channels boho chic vibes with her natural waves and twisted braids at the 55th Annual Golden Globe Awards.
A sleek brunette bob with a frosted magenta smokey eye was the look at the 41st Annual Grammy Awards.
Madonna takes on her honey brown locks in elegant curls with a dark smokey eye at the 1999 Vanity Fair Oscar Party.
Wearing flipped out 70’s inspired curls with a natural glossy lip, Madonna attends the 2005 MTV European Music Awards.
Wearing blown out locks with side swept locks, Madonna arrives at the 2006 Vanity Fair Oscar Party.
Madonna modernizes the standard bob with voluminous curls and a sleek cat eye at the screening of Revolver.
Radiating with sun-kissed skin and beachy waves, Madonna arrives at the amfAR’s Cinema Against AIDS 2008 benefit.
Attending the premiere of Nine, Madonna wears her luminous skin with hint of blush on the cheekbones.
Looking regal at the 68th Venice Film Festival, Madonna pairs her elegant waves with a glossy, cherry red lip.
A top hat with tousled curls and a vibrant red lip was the look at the Dolce & Gabbana and The Cinema Society screening of the Epix World premiere of Madonna: The MDNA Tour.
Madonna pairs her dark brunette bob with blunt bangs and her signature red lip at the 2013 Costume Institute Gala.
At the 57th Annual Grammy Awards, Madonna wears a black hat embellished with a chic face veil with her sleek cat eye.
Elevating her messy waves with an embellished hair piece and a natural eye, Madonna arrives at the 2016 Costume Institute Gala.
Wearing her side swept golden curls with a sleek cat eye and a nude lip, Madonna arrives at the 2017 Costume Institute Gala.