Today Amazon Prime dropped an official trailer for the TV adaptation of the 1992 movie A League Of Their Own. Like the movie, the show will present a fictionalized take on the very real All-American Girls Professional Baseball League (AAGPBL) that existed between 1943-1954 which was established to keep professional baseball in the public eye as many able bodied men went to the front lines to fight in World War II.
Abbi Jacobson (Broad City) anchors the show which takes us through the early formation of the league which women were not only expected to be great at baseball, they were expected to do so with a lot of other decorum of the day. Sexism, racism, all in a days work for a comedy series right?
The series also stars D’Arcy Carden and Nick Offerman and premieres on Amazon Prime August 12th.