If you watched Prime Videos A League of Their Own and expected a sequel of the original film, you'll be disappointed. Although the comedy-drama follows Penny Marshalls 1992 critical and box office home run of the same name, this series is more than confident enough to stand on its own feet.
Despite the fact, there are still some striking similarities to the original film. Consider this your quick guide on how these two projects relate, who has returned from the movie, and why there isnt a clear Dottie in this expanded universe.
Is the Show Connected to the Movie Through a League of Their Own?
The Prime Video series follows the formation of the Rockford Peaches, a real baseball club that competed in the All-American Girls Professional League from 1943 to 1954. The series starts in World War II. As more and more men go off to war, women finally get a chance to enter the professional sports world.
Is anyone from the original A League of Their Own Film in the Series?
Rosie ODonnell is the one major character to return for the new series in which she played Doris Murphy in the 1992 film. She is now the owner of a gay bar who has become a cult classic among LGBTQ+ people. The inclusion of her openly gay ODonnell as a gay bar owner is a smart nod to that past.