WEEK IN WOMEN: Amazon reboots A LEAGUE OF THEIR OWN – Brandy McDonnell reports

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Amazon has tossed out a series order for its reboot of A League of Their Own months after wrapping production on the pilot.

Abbi Jacobson (Broad City) and Will Graham (The Onion News Network) created the series, which is billed as a reinterpretation of Penny Marshall’s 1992 feature film starring Geena Davis, Tom Hanks and Lori Petty about the World War II-era All-American Girls Professional Baseball League.

Graham now becomes the showrunner on two Amazon series, along with Daisy Jones and the Six. Both projects come out of his overall deal with Amazon that started back with the critically acclaimed series Mozart in the Jungle.

Jacobson will star in Amazon’s A League of Their Own, with hour-long episodes that will delve into sexuality and race while centering on a new ensemble of women in and out of baseball. Continue reading on THE WEEK IN WOMEN

EDITOR’S NOTE: You may also be interested in reading about and watching A Secret Love, a documentary about Terry Donahue, a player in the women’s baseball league. A Secret Love was selected as AWFJ’s Movie of the Week for May 8, 2020l

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Brandy McDonnell

Brandy McDonnell writes features and reviews movies, music, events and the arts for The Oklahoman, Oklahoma's statewide newspaper, and NewsOK.com, the state's largest news Web site. Raised on a farm near Lindsay, Okla., she started her journalism career in seventh grade, when she was elected reporter for her school's 4-H Club. Taking her duties seriously, she began submitting stories to The Lindsay News, and worked for the local weekly through high school. She attended Oklahoma State University, where she worked for The Daily O'Collegian and earned her journalism degree with honors. She worked for three years at small Oklahoma dailies The Edmond Sun and Shawnee News-Star. In 2002, she joined The Oklahoman as a features reporter, writing about movies, the arts, events, families and nonprofits. She moved to The Oklahoman's entertainment desk in 2007. In 2004, she won a prestigious Journalism Fellowship in Child & Family Policy from the University of Maryland's Philip Merrill College of Journalism. Along with her membership in AWFJ, she also is a founding member of the Oklahoma Film Critics Circle. Brandy writes The Week In Women blog for AWFJ.org.