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Why 'A League of Their Own' Series Embraces AAGPBL's Untold Queer Culture (Exclusive)

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debuted in theaters, the movie has been adapted by Abbi Jacobson and Will Graham into an expanded, original TV series for Prime Video with Jacobson also starring as catcher Carson Shaw.

The historical period drama will not only tell the story about the formation of the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League (AAGPBL), but also chronicle the authentic and diverse lives of its many players — with season 1 largely focused on the women that made up the Rockford Peaches.

It’s a series that will be familiar to many, while exploring new territory not previously seen on screen in this way before. “We’re not trying to retell the stories that are told in the film,” Jacobson tells ET. “We are really attempting to tell the stories that were missing from the film, and about this league in particular.” She adds, “The more we researched the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League, the more we researched queer culture at the time, the more it just felt really important to show those stories.” Unlike Penny Marshall’s film, there will be no censoring of the queer and racial diversity that made up the league.

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