Reboots are the rage, as ever, and treading carefully — while also breaking new ground — is paramount when working with beloved material.
Amazon’s streamer, A League of Their Own, is a welcome new take on a beloved original. A League of Their Own is one of those stories that people feel strongly about.
The original film takes full advantage of the emotions with star power (Madonna, Hanks, Davis, O’Donnell, Petty) and the inspirational trek mapped out by savvy director Penny Marshall.
Knowing the power of nostalgia they wield, the Amazon rebooters use the familiar coming of age song “Edge of 17” by rocker Stevie Nicks to introduce the trailer.
And a new generation of star power puts on the uniforms: Abbi Jacobson, Chanté Adams, D’Arcy Carden and Melanie Field, for starters. Jacobson and Will Graham produce. All eight episodes drop August 12. Below is Nicks rocking the original.