A little over three months after Will Graham (Mozart in the Jungle) and Abbi Jacobson's (Broad City) streaming take on Penny Marshall's 1992 film A League of Their Own for Amazon Prime saw some unconfirmed names circling around the dugout, we now know some of the "players" who made the cut.
Jacobson will star alongside D'Arcy Carden (The Good Place), Gbemisola Ikumelo (Famalam), Kelly McCormack (Killjoys), Priscilla Delgado (Julieta), Chanté Adams (Bad Hair), and Roberta Colindrez (Vida). Melanie Field (Florida Girls) is set to recur.
With a pilot directed by Jamie Babbit and written by Jacobson, Amazon Prime's A League of Their Own is a half-hour comedy that tells the personal stories of the women surrounding the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League.
The show begins with the formation of the league in 1943 and follows 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.
The series dives deeper into the issues facing the country while following a ragtag team of women figuring themselves out while fighting to realize their dreams of playing professional baseball.
● Jacobson's Carson Shaw is a catcher from a tiny farm town, who suddenly finds herself hopping the train to Chicago to chase a dream she didn't even know she had.
● Carden's Greta is a first basewoman with unbelievable stretch. Off the field, she's also effortless – traveling the globe seeking new adventures and liaisons.
● Adams' Max is a pitcher with an arm that could make men weep. She is ready for the big leagues and now, she just needs to make her own path there.
● Ikumelo's Clance was born and raised in Rockford, serves as Max's best friend and biggest supporter, and is a budding young artist in her ownright.
● McCormack's Jess is a shortstop from Moosejaw, Canada, who was born to play the game. On the field, Jess feels the most herself and wishes the game would never end.
● Colindrez's Mita is a cool, calm and collected pitcher from Texas ranch country, Mita's got a killer poker face, on and off the field. She won't reveal her secrets easily.
● Delgado's Izzy is Havana-born and the youngest, most enthusiastic Peach.
● Field's Jo is a power hitter from Queens, who has survived countless escapades with her best friend, Greta. Boisterous and up for anything, Jo will defend her teammates til the end.
A League of Their Own is produced by Sony Pictures TV and Amazon Studios, alongside Field Trip Productions. Executive producers are Jacobson, Graham, Babbit, and Hailey Wierengo.