BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — An upcoming Fox drama about the first woman to play Major League Baseball is not merely about baseball, said its co-creator and co-executive producer, Dan Fogelman.
“It’s a show that takes place in the world of baseball,” he said, “It’s about this young woman coming of age with the lens of the world watching her.”
Fogelman doesn’t believe the series is based in folklore either, but more a precursor to when women do play pro sports with men.
“I think this is going to happen in modern lifetime. The human anatomy makes it a challenge,” he said, “It’s addressed in the pilot. I think the right young woman is going to come along.”
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Fox also draws upon the network’s partnership with the real MLB when it is time to play ball, to keep the games looking as realistic as possible.
Series lead, Kylie Bunbury, spent two-and-a-half months learning to pitch prior to filming and her efforts have paid off.
“The girl can pitch now,” said another co-executive producer, Paris Barclay. “Now she’s pitching and she’s got a little heat and she’s got great form.”