Is A League of Their Own Coming Out in August 2022?

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When it comes to the best movies about baseball, the 1992 film A League of Their Own always makes the cut. The classic was chosen for preservation in the United States National Film Registry by the Library of Congress in 2012. This is because the film is considered historically, culturally, and aesthetically significant.

Years later and the movie was announced to be revived into a series. This made fans of the classic movie cheerful. It's a good reminder of the time when women were judged and ridiculed for doing a sport considered manly yet defied those prejudices.

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So what can we expect from the new A League of Their Own series? When will it be released? Here is everything we know about the show so far.

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A League of Their Own Release Date

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Good news: The series, A League of Their Own, will be released on Amazon Prime Video, in just a few days. To be more precise, the show will make its debut on the streaming service starting Friday, August 12th at 12:00 AM GMT.

You'll be pleased to know that all eight episodes will be available to stream upon its release. This means that you won't have to wait for a new episode to be released every week. If you have lots of time available, you can binge watch the entire season in one day.

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Is A League of Their Own a Remake?

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Not exactly. The original movie, directed by the late Penny Marshall is a fictionalized story of the real All-American Girls Professional Baseball League (AAGPBL). The classic move starred Tom Hanks, Geena Davis, Madonna, Rosie O'Donnell, Lori Petty, and many more. The screenplay was written by Babaloo Mandel and Lowell Ganz from Kelly Candaele and Kim Wilson's stories.

The new series is actually considered as a spiritual spin-off or reimagining of the 1992 film. While the series features the same All-American Girls Professional Baseball League (AAGPBL), its characters aren't the same and are not connected to the classic film.

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Is A League of Their Own Based on a True Story?

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Not entirely. Both the movie and the series based the plot on the lives of the actual female ball players of the All-American Girl Professional Baseball League (AAGPBL). The league actually started to keep the pastime alive at a time when the men were called to serve during the second World War.

The characters and storyline in both the movie and series have been fictionalized.

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What Will A League of Their Own Show Be About?

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Since the show is different from Penny Marshall's classic film, we will get to know new characters when the show is released. Although it is evocative of the 1992 film, Amazon's version will not be a direct remake.

In its official synopsis, the show is explained as:

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“A League of Their Own evokes the joyful spirit of Penny Marshall's beloved classic, while widening the lens to tell the story of an entire generation of women who dreamed of playing professional baseball. The show takes a deeper look at race and sexuality, following the journey of a whole new ensemble of characters as they carve their own paths towards the field, both in the league and outside of it."

We're already excited to see how the series will turn out!

A League of Their Own Cast: Who'll Be In It?

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A League of Their Own 2022 has already released the name of the actors and the roles they'll play in the show. The large ensemble consists of:

  • Abbi Jacobson (as Carson)
  • Chanté Adams (as Max)
  • D’Arcy Carden (as Greta)
  • Gbemisola Ikumelo (as Clance)
  • Roberta Colindrez (as Lupe)
  • Nick Offerman (as Dove)
  • Saidah Arrika Ekulona (as Toni)
  • Kate Berlant (as Shirley)
  • Kendall Johnson (as Gary)
  • Kelly McCormack (as Jess)
  • Alex Désert (as Edgar)
  • Priscilla Delgado (as Esti)
  • Aaron Jennings (as Guy)
  • Molly Ephraim (as Maybelle)
  • Melanie Field (as Jo)
  • Dale Dickey (as Beverly)
  • Rae Gray (as Terri)
  • Nat Faxon (as Marshall)
  • Lil Frex (as Ana)
  • Don Fanelli (as Alan)
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Plus, there are rumors that original cast member, Rosie O'Donnell, will be making an appearance in the series as a bartender named Vi. O'Donnell was part of the original movie as Doris Murphy.

We're secretly hoping other original cast members will be making an appearance, such as Madonna, Geena Davis, and Tom Hanks. But so far, there's no word on whether this will be happening. We're ready for a good surprise though!

Is There A League of Their Own Trailer Online?

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Since A League of Their Own is getting ready to be released soon, Amazon Prime Video has already dropped its official trailer. If you've watched the classic film, you'll love the treatment in this show too. It's definitely a well crafted period drama that transports you back to the 1992 film.

We're already getting hyped with the show. You can catch the official trailer here:

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