The first trailer for A League of Their Own has finally left the dugout, and it looks like it could be a home run for Amazon.
The new preview introduces Carson (Broad City's Abbi Jacobson), her friend Max (Chanté Adams), and a group of trailblazing women who dream of playing for the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League. Not only does Jacobson star in the series, she is also a co-creator and executive producer, along with Will Graham.
While the classic 1992 film directed by Penny Marshall is a gay favorite for its lesbian subtext, and for starring Rosie O'Donnell and Madonna — the new adaptation promises to be even queerer:
According to The Advocate, the Amazon period piece will feature "several queer characters, including a Black transgender character who shows up partway into the series." The pilot is directed by legendary queer filmmaker, Jamie Babbit, who also serves as an executive producer.
It was revealed that O'Donnell would be making an appearance as Vi, a local bar owner who is a "warm, gregarious fan of the Rockford Peaches," who "crosses paths with Jacobson's catcher Carson and soon welcomes her into her orbit," reports EW.
A League of Their Own also recently made headlines when Maybelle Blair, one of the original players on the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League came out as a lesbian — at 95 years old! — at the series' post-premiere panel at this year's Outfest.
“I think it’s a great opportunity for these young girl ball players to realize that they’re not alone, and you don’t have to hide,” said Blair. “I hid for 75, 85 years, and this is actually basically the first time I’ve ever come out.”
Slide into home base on August 12 when all eight episodes of A League of Their Own drop on Prime Video, until then check out the trailer below.