Only very rarely does Hollywood spit out a reboot announcement that carries any sense of actual excitement about it, but christ almighty is this ever one of them. We already know that Amazon is casually diving head-first into its reimagining of the beyond-classic 1992 flick A League Of Their Own, and we already know that Broad City queen Abbi Jacobson is writing, executive producing, and starring in the half-hour comedy series project. But this morning we’ve got more fodder for the keen pile, the Geena Davis to Jacobson’s Lori Petty, in the form of The Good Place stand out D’Arcy Carden.
According to reports, Carden has signed on to play the other of the two dual-lead roles in the upcoming comedy pilot.
While the project is loosely based on the original film, which was set during World War II and loosely chronicled the real-life and very trailblazing All-American Girls Professional Baseball League, the new series will feature a fresh cast of characters and renewed story focus, while retaining its period setting.
According to the official plot synopsis, the show will put a “contemporary spin” on the stories behind the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League, beginning with “the formation of the league in 1943,” and tracking the fortunes of 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.” All the while delving deeper into “issues facing the country while following a ragtag team of women figuring themselves out while fighting to realise their dreams of playing professional baseball.”
Honestly? Sign us right the hell up immediately.
The show, which has been in development for a hot minute or ten, reportedly has the blessing of both Geena Davis and the great Penny Marshall, who sadly died in 2018.
No word yet on when it’ll make it to screens.Image: Getty Images / Dimitrios Kambouris