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Nick Offerman cast in Amazon’s TV series

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A League of Their Own, Nick Offerman, Amazon, TV series

I’ve got some homerun-hitting news concerning Amazon’s A LEAGUE OF THEIR OWN TV series, but if you want to stay here plucking cows, that’s your business.

Parks and Recreation standout and woodworker to the stars, Nick Offerman, is joining the cast of Amazon’s live-action series from Abbi Jacobson and Will Graham. Offerman will step up to the plate as Casey “Dove” Porter, the coach of the team at the center of the show.

According to THR, Dove is described as a former Cubs pitcher who is brought in to coach the Rockford Peaches. The character is most famous because his forkball killed a dove in mid-air in the middle of a game. 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 transforming the Peaches into champions.

As you might have guessed, Dove is Jacobson and Graham’s version of Jimmy Dugan, the coach that was made famous by Tom Hanks in Penny Marshall’s 1992 comedy classic.

“This reinterpretation of 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,” Amazon wrote in their official press release for the new series.

“28 years ago, Penny Marshall told us a story about women playing professional baseball that up until then had been largely overlooked. We grew up obsessed with the film, like everyone else. Three years ago, we approached Sony with the idea of telling a new, still overlooked set of those stories. With the help of an enormously talented team of collaborators, an amazing cast, and the devoted support of Amazon to this project, we feel beyond lucky and excited to get to bring these characters to life.” said Graham and Jacobson. “It took grit, fire, authenticity, wild imagination, and a crackling sense of humor for these players to achieve their dreams. We’re hoping to bring audiences a story with all of those qualities.”

In addition to Jacobson, A League Of Their Own stars Chanté Adams, D’Arcy Carden, Gbemisola Ikumelo, Kelly McCormack, Roberta Colindrez, and Priscilla Delgado, with Molly Ephraim, Kate Berlant, and Melanie Field also playing recurring guest roles.

Wow! This casting is better than ballpark peanuts if you ask me! Play ball indeed!

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