On Tuesday, July 19, Amazon Studios and Sony Pictures Television screened their highly anticipated new series, A League of Their Own, at the 40th Annual Outfest Film Festival.
The first two episodes of the series were screened to a full house at the Directors Guild of America theater.
Following the screening, original cast member and lesbian activist Rosie O’Donnell led a panel Q&A with cast, creatives and series consultant Maybelle Blair. Maybelle, who at 95 years old, came out as lesbian earlier this year will be remembered by fans as “All the Way Mae” from the 1992 film, famously portrayed by the one and only Madonna.
The series was co-created by Will Graham (The Onion) and queer comedienne Abbi Jacobson (Broad City) who will also appear in the show as ‘Carson’. The show will also star out actor Roberta Colindrez (Vida) as Lupe, D’Arcy Carden (The Good Place) as Greta, Nick Offerman (Parks and Recreation) as Dove, Chanté Adams (Roxanne Roxanne) as Max and Rosie O’Donnell as Vi.
A League of Their Own will premiere all eight episodes exclusively on Prime Video on Friday, August 12 in more than 240 countries and territories worldwide. A League of Their Own evokes the joyful spirit of Penny Marshall’s beloved classic, while widening the lens to tell the story of an entire generation of women who dreamed of playing professional baseball. The show takes a deeper look at race and sexuality, following the journey of a whole new ensemble of characters as they carve their own paths towards the field, both in the league and outside of it.