Rosie O’Donnell to Appear in Amazon’s “A League of Their Own” Series


Rosie O’Donnell will return to the world of A league apart. The actress, who originally appeared in the 1992 film as Doris Murphy, has revealed that she will take on a guest role for Amazonthe next adaptation of the series.

O’Donnell revealed his guest spot on an episode of Danny Pellegrino’s podcast Everything is emblematic. The episode, which dropped on Wednesday, features the two speaking about their roles in The L word: generation Q and A league apart.

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“I play a bartender in one of the scenes at a local gay bar,” O’Donnell revealed.

The hour-long series, from co-creators Abbi Jacobson and Will Graham and Sony Pictures TV, is described as a new take on Penny Marshall’s 1992 Columbia Pictures film about the real All-American Girls Professional Baseball League. The reboot will follow new characters who embody the spirit of a generation of women who dreamed of playing professional baseball.

According to the streamer, A league apart will examine “a more in-depth look at race and sexuality, following the journey of a whole new set of characters as they make their own way to the pitch, both within and outside the league. this”.

The series stars Jacobson and Chanté Adams alongside D’Arcy Carden, Gbemisola Ikumelo, Roberta Colindrez, Kelly McCormack, Priscilla Delgado, Molly Ephraim, Kate Berlant and Melanie Field.

O’Donnell said Jacobson contacted her and sent the pilot, who “was just beautiful.”

A league apart is from Amazon Studios and Sony Pictures Television in association with Field Trip Productions. The executive producers are Graham, Jacobson, Hailey Wierengo of Field Trip and co-executive producer Elizabeth Koe. Jamie Babbit directed the pilot and is also an executive producer.

Listen to O’Donnell’s remarks below, around the 38-minute mark.

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