Prime Video is ready to play ball, as the new original series A League of Their Own is now on the streaming service, another big entry on the list of new TV shows in 2022. An adaptation of the beloved 1992 movie, can the A League of Their Own TV series knock it out of the park like its predecessor?
The original movie starred Geena Davis, Tom Hanks, Lori Petty, Madonna and Rosie O’Donnell and was directed by the late, great Penny Marshall. A League of Their Own has long held its own against some of the other all-time best baseball movies — Bull Durham, The Natural, 42, Moneyball and Pride of the Yankees — with great game scenes and the unforgettable line, "There’s no crying in baseball."
Now A League of Their Own is being reconceived as a TV comedy/drama, created by Abbi Jacobson and Will Graham.
Here is everything you need to know about A League of Their Own.
When is the A League of Their Own release date?
A League of Their Own premieres on Prime Video on Friday, August 12, with all eight episodes of the show available immediately everywhere Prime Video is available.
Is there A League of Their Own trailer?
The official trailer for Prime Video's A League of Their Own is here (watch below). In it we see the struggles for the main women as they try to prove themselves as ball players and being true to themselves.
Previously, a teaser trailer also showcased a bit of what viewers can expect in the series:
What is the A League of Their Own plot?
The 1992 A League of Their Own movie told a fictionalized story of the real All-American Girl’s Professional Baseball league that ran for a few seasons during World War II, focusing on the Rockford Peaches, in particular a pair of sisters and the team’s manager. In this new adaptation, the A League of Their Own TV series tells another version of the league’s history with the aim of broadening the scope of the original movie.
Here is the official synopsis from Prime Video:
"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."
A League of Their Own episodes
Here are the official synopses of all eight episodes of A League of Their Own:
A League of Their Own season 1 episode 1, "Batter Up"
"In 1943, Carson Shaw travels to Chicago to try out for the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League. There, she meets other women who also dream of playing pro baseball and makes connections that open up her world. Rockford local Max Chapman also comes to the tryouts but is turned away. With the support of her best friend Clance, she must forge a new path to pursue her dream."
A League of Their Own season 1 episode 2, "Find the Gap"
"Max and Clance prepare for Clance’s housewarming party. But Max has her eye on the prize and asks Gary for an unusual favor. Meanwhile, the Peaches meet their coach, Dove Porter, but stumble through the league's Charm School. Carson struggles to find how to react to her new connection with Greta."
A League of Their Own season 1 episode 3, "The Cut Off"
"During the church revival, Max faces a tough choice in order to find a way to play ball, while Clance wrestles with her own secret. In last place under Dove’s leadership, the Peaches must band together to improve their game. Carson and Greta try to be friends, while Lupe struggles with her loyalty to Dove."
A League of Their Own season 1 episode 4, "Switch Hitter"
"The Peaches go on the road and are forced to work together in a whole new way. Clance faces a new life, including a new job at the screw factory. Max finally gets the opportunity she’s been waiting for."
A League of Their Own season 1 episode 5, "Back Footed"
"Max and Carson come together to help with each other’s game and respective fears. Max reconnects with her estranged family. Carson isn’t sure how to lead the team if she can’t win over Lupe. Greta faces her past."
A League of Their Own season 1 episode 6, "Stealing Home"
"Max and Bertie grow closer and Bertie gives Max something precious. Clance is inspired to take her comics in a new direction. Lady Luck seems to be on the Peaches’ side on the field, but Carson’s concerns over Lupe’s loyalty leads to an unexpected revelation."
A League of Their Own season 1 episode 7, "Full Count"
"Max gets another shot in a way she never expected and her life changes in more ways than one. A shift in the line-up threatens everything The Peaches’ have worked for. Carson struggles to keep the team together, while a surprise visitor has her reevaluating everything. Lupe and Esti find common ground."
A League of Their Own season 1 episode 8, "Perfect Game"
"In the Season One finale, the Peaches season comes to an emotional conclusion, while Carson and Greta struggle with what’s next. Max reckons with an old chapter before opening a new one."
Who is in the A League of Their Own cast?
A League of Their Own is an ensemble series, telling the stories of an entirely new group of players looking to make their professional baseball dreams come true. The lineup of actors features both familiar and new faces, so here’s who you need to know.
The series stars:
- Abbi Jacobson (Broad City, The Mitchells vs the Machines) as Carson
- Chanté Adams (A Journal for Jordan, Bad Hair) as Max
- D’Arcy Carden (Barry, The Good Place) as Greta
- Gbemisola Ikumelo (Death in Paradise, Sex Education) as Clance
- Roberta Colindrez (Mrs. America, Vida) as Lupe
- Nick Offerman (Parks & Recreation, Pam & Tommy) as Dove
- Saidah Arrika Ekulona (Bob Hearts Abishola, Better Call Saul) as Toni
- Kate Berlant (Search Party, Don’t Worry Darling) as Shirley
- Kendall Johnson (Class, Sexless) as Gary
- Kelly McCormack (Letterkenny, Departure) as Jess
- Alex Désert (The Simpsons, Swingers) as Edgar
- Priscilla Delgado (Julieta) as Esti
- Aaron Jennings (Grand Crew, Insecure) as Guy
- Molly Ephraim (Perry Mason, Last Man Standing) as Maybelle
- Melanie Field (You, The Alienist) as Jo
- Dale Dickey (Claws, Winter’s Bone) as Beverly
- Rae Gray (Fear the Walking Dead) as Terri
- Nat Faxon (Gaslit, The Conners) as Marshall
- Lil Frex (Wild N' Out) as Ana
- Don Fanelli (Broad City, Adam Ruins Everything) as Alan
Also, Rosie O’Donnell, who starred in the 1992 movie A League of Their Own, is going to appear in the series as a guest star. She said during an episode of the podcast Everything Iconic that she is playing a bartender at a local gay bar. IMDb lists her character’s name as Vi. Kevin Dunn is also listed as being part of the cast.
You can meet much of the cast with these classic baseball card-inspired promo stills:
A League of Their Own photos
Check out photos of the new A League of Their Own TV series right here:
How to watch A League of Their Own
When the A League of Their Own TV series debuts, it is going to play exclusively on Prime Video, meaning anyone who wants to watch needs to be a subscriber.
If you want to watch the original 1992 movie, it is streaming on AMC Plus, which is available as an add-on channel on Prime Video and The Roku Channel streaming services. Traditional cable subscribers that have access to AMC can also watch the movie online on AMC.com when they sign in with their cable account information. A League of Their Own is also available for on-demand digital rental.
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Michael Balderston is a DC-based entertainment and assistant managing editor for What to Watch, who has previously written about the TV and movies with TV Technology, Awards Circuit and regional publications. Spending most of his time watching new movies at the theater or classics on TCM, some of Michael's favorite movies include Casablanca, Moulin Rouge!, Silence of the Lambs, Children of Men, One Flew Over the Cuckoos Nest and Star Wars. On the TV side he enjoys Only Murders in the Building, Yellowstone, The Boys, Game of Thrones and is always up for a Seinfeld rerun. Follow on Letterboxd.