There’s no crying in the trailer for Prime’s A League Of Their Own TV show

When the male pros are at war, it’s time for a motley crew of fierce, funny ladies to step up to the plate. We’re pretty stoked at the stacked comedian cast for Amazon’s TV remake of A League Of Their Own, which took that concept to the big screen in 1992 and hit it out of the park.

Season one of A League Of Their Own arrives on Prime Video this August 12, turning the Tom Hanks and Geena Davis classic into a more leisurely eight-episode series with all-new characters. It should be impossible not to root for the Rockford Peaches once more, especially with so many familiar sitcom, sketch comedy, and up-and-coming drama faces on the team.

Abbi Jacobson creates and leads the series as tomboyish Carson, who’s shocked at a powerful speedball from Max (Chanté Adams) in the trailer below. Despite being set in the women’s professional baseball league’s formative years of 1943, we get to hear a slightly (slightly) more modern anthem of womanhood bump in the background: Stevie Nicks’ tense, exciting “Edge of Seventeen”.

You might recognize The Good Place‘s D’Arcy Carden and sketch genius Kate Berlant as some of the star players, alongside Broadway theatre stars Roberta Colindrez, Molly Ephraim, and Kelly McCormack. The only character we don’t really get to see is Nick Offerman’s grouchy Casey “Dove” Porter, a cantankerous analogue to the Hanks character who first infamously yelled, “there’s no crying in baseball!”

Jacobson and the series’ co-creator Will Graham were inspired to revisit the film with a greater focus on the underdog home lives of each player. Meeting with surviving women of the original league, they were determined to adapt stories of pride and pain experienced by Black and queer athletes.

Most importantly above all else, the trailer seems to show a passionate beating heart behind this new story of an old movie’s old baseball team. Director Jamie Babbitt has always championed women’s experiences with a laid-back comedic style, so her old-timey visuals should act as a nice contrast to the series’ 2022 lens.