The Rockford Peaches have some new players and some new problems in Prime Video's A League of Their Own.
In the full, official trailer just released for the forthcoming series adaptation, which premieres with all eight episodes on Aug. 12, Carson Shaw (Abbi Jacobson) hurriedly hops aboard a train to take her to tryouts. From there, things speed up quickly. She makes the team, which means being on a the road a lot, following with league rules that focus on image (including the confounding "no pants"), and dealing with a manager (played by Nick Offerman) who doesn't make decisions she always agrees with. It also means exploring new relationships and her own sexual identity.
But it's not just Carson's story, nor is it just the story of the Peaches. When another baseball hopeful, Max Chapman (Chanté Adams), does not make the team because the league is all white, she doesn't stop her from making her mark with a killer throw — nor does she let it stop her from pursuing her dream by any means necessary, which in this case is getting a factory job in order to qualify to play on their team.
Prime Video's A League of Their Own, which comes from co-creators Jacobson and Will Graham, will follow both professional baseball journeys and how they collide with their personal lives, often shaping one in ways the characters never imagined.
The show also stars D'Arcy Carden, Gbemisola Ikumelo, Roberta Colindrez, , Saidah Arrika Ekulona, Kate Berlant, Kendall Johnson, Kelly McCormack, Alex Désert, Priscilla Delgado, Aaron Jennings, Molly Ephraim, Melanie Field, and Dale Dickey.
Jacobson and Graham serve as executive producers alongside Hailey Wierengo, Desta Tedros Reff, and Jamie Babbit, who also directed the pilot. The show is based on the 1992 feature film screenplay by Lowell Ganz and Babaloo Mandel and based on a story by Kim Wilson and Kelly Candaele. That film from Penny Marshall has a Metascore of 69. This series' review embargo has not yet lifted.