Nick Offerman Set to Star in Amazon’s A LEAGUE OF THEIR OWN Series.

 A LEAGUE OF THEIR OWN Series

Nick Offerman (Parks and Recreation) has joined Amazon’s series adaptation of A League of Their Own. The hour-long series is being described as “a fresh approach” to director Penny Marshall’s classic film about the real-life All-American Girls Professional Baseball League. It will “follow brand new characters who embody the spirit of a generation of women who dreamed to play professional baseball.”

The show will also explore “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.”

Offerman will take on the role of Casey “Dove” Porter, “an ex-Cubs pitcher brought in to coach the Rockford Peaches, most famous because his forkball killed a dove in mid-air in the middle of a game.” The character is described as “inspiring and charismatic, Dove was thought to be the next big Major League Baseball star but blew his arm out after three years. Now he’s looking to make his comeback by making the Peaches into champions.”

The series also stars creator Abbi Jacobson along with Chanté Adams, D’Arcy Carden, Gbemisola Ikumelo, Kelly McCormack, Roberta Colindrez, and Priscilla Delgado, with recurring guest stars Molly Ephraim, Kate Berlant, and Melanie Field.

Variety

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