Broad City’s Abbi Jacobson To Star In New “League Of Their Own” Series

Published on November 10, 2019

Fans of Broad City were devastated when the series ended earlier this year. While Ilana Glazer has seen herself starring in several major productions while Broad City was still in production, as well as since it ended, Abbi Jacobson has been fairly quiet since the show’s end. Until now. Collider reported earlier this week that Broad City‘s Abbi Jacobson would be joining the cast on a new revival of A League Of Their Own. The new series, ordered by Amazon and Sony Pictures TV, has no official released date yet, but we can likely expect it to come as soon as possible now that the streaming wars have ramped up.

The Series

The new League Of Their Own show is set to be based on the hit movie from way back in the ’90s. The original film followed the story of a group of girls (portrayed by Geena Davis, Lori Petty, Madonna, and Rosie O’Donnell) as they played on a professional baseball league for All-American girls in a second World War-era setting. The movie highlights the new opportunities that arose for women during a time when most of America’s young men were away at war.

Talks of the new League Of Their Own series have been in the works for quite some time, as rumors about Jacobson’s association with the production began back in 2018. The series is already set to star Jacobson alongside D’Arcy Carden (The Good Place) who also appeared on Broad City throughout its five-year run as a fitness instructor at the gym Jacobson’s character worked at. The new A League Of Their Own series has released little detail about the new production, other than the fact that Will Graham will also write and executive produce the show alongside Jacobson.

A League Of Their Own, the series, is set to pick up when the baseball league in the story formed back in 1943. It will follow the Rockford Peaches—the league in the series—as they navigate a rapidly changing world wherein women are suddenly given more freedom and respect in a post-war society.

Amazon’s Place In The Streaming War

Amazon is one of many companies to invest heavily in original content now that entertainment giants like Disney and HBO are set to release their own streaming platforms in the coming months. The company, alongside Netflix, had a stronghold at independent film festivals like Sundance and the Toronto International Film Festival. However, the companies have not exactly been met with open arms among the independent filmmaker community around the world.

Julia Sachs is a former Managing Editor at Grit Daily. She covers technology, social media and disinformation. She is based in Utah and before the pandemic she liked to travel.

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