‘A League of Their Own’ offers a fresh take on the classic 1992 movie — here’s how to watch the new series from the co-creator of ‘Broad City’

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  • “A League of Their Own” premieres August 12 exclusively on Amazon Prime Video.
  • The new dramedy is adapted from the 1992 movie of the same name, but features new characters.
  • Amazon Prime Video is $9/month on its own, and it’s included with a full Prime membership for $15/month.

“A League of Their Own” debuts August 12 exclusively on Prime Video. The new Amazon original baseball dramedy joins the growing slate of iconic movies being rebooted into TV series.

While “A League of Their Own” is based on Penny Marshall’s 1992 movie of the same name, the Prime Video show is neither a remake nor a spinoff. “A League of Their Own” adapts the basis of the 1992 movie’s story about the formation of a women’s pro baseball team during World War II. However, the series features brand-new characters, storylines, and an expansion of the original movie’s sociopolitical themes.

Check out the trailer for ‘A League of Their Own’

The show is created by Abbi Jacobson (“Broad City”) and Will Graham (“Mozart in the Jungle”). Jacobson also stars, alongside Chanté Adams and D’Arcy Carden as players on the Rockford Peaches. Nick Offerman plays the new coach while Rosie O’Donnell, who played Doris in the original movie, guest stars as a bartender who works at a local gay bar..

How to watch ‘A League of Their Own’

You can watch “A League of Their Own” on Prime Video starting August 12. Since it’s an Amazon original, the show can’t be streamed on any other subscription service.

On its own, a Prime Video subscription costs $9 a month, but this option only applies to the video service. To gain full access to all of Amazon Prime’s benefits, you need to sign up for a full Prime membership at $15 a month or $139 a year. Students can get 50% off, bringing the price down to only $7.50 per month.

Prime Video is supported by most smart TVs, Mac and PC web browsers, Apple and Android mobile devices, video game consoles, Chromecast, Fire TV, Apple TV, and Roku products. Check out the full list of compatible devices on Amazon’s website.

Can I watch ‘A League of Their Own’ for free?

You can watch “A League of Their Own” for free with an Amazon Prime trial. If you’re a new subscriber or haven’t been an Amazon Prime member for over 12 months, you can sign up for a 30-day free trial. 

There isn’t a trial specific to just Prime Video, however, so you’ll need to subscribe to a full Prime membership to get 30 days for free.

 

How many episodes are in ‘A League of Their Own’ season one?

There are eight episodes in “A League of Their Own” season one, each of which are around one hour long. All eight episodes will be available to stream immediately on Prime Video starting  August 12. 

However, since Prime Video typically releases its content at 12 a.m. GMT, subscribers in the US should be able to watch “A League of Their Own” as early as 7 p.m. ET on August 11.

Is ‘A League of Their Own’ based on a true story?

While the characters and storylines are fictional, “A League of Their Own” is based on the true story behind the formation of the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League during World War II. The league was formed to provide sports entertainment on the home-front while many male baseball players went to war.

As was the case in the 1992 “A League of Their Own” movie, the new series’ Rockford Peaches are based on the real team of the same name. While the characters in “A League of Their Own” are entirely fictional, some storylines are adapted from the real experiences of the historic players on and off the field.

Will ‘A League of Their Own’ get a second season?

“A League of Their Own” season two has yet to be confirmed. A second season likely depends on how well season one performs after its first few weeks of release.

Is ‘A League of Their Own’ worth watching?

“A League of Their Own” has received positive reviews so far. As of August 11, the series has a “90% Certified Fresh” rating on Rotten Tomatoes based on 31 critic reviews. 

Where can I watch the original ‘A League of Their Own’ movie from 1992?

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“A League of Their Own.”

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You can stream the 1992 “A League of Their Own” movie for no additional cost with a Prime Video subscription. The movie stars Gena Davis, Tom Hanks, Madonna, Lori Petty, and Rosie O’Donnell.

The movie can also be rented or purchased without a subscription through Prime Video, YouTube, Apple TV, Google Play, or Vudu