A female baseball drama is currently in the works at Fox. The network has ordered a pilot for a potential TV series centering on a young female pitcher who beats the odds to play professional baseball.
Producing the untitled show is the much in-demand Dan Fogelman (Galavant). The script will be written and the series co-executive produced by Rick Singer, whose most recent credits include episodes of American Dad and Younger.
This could be an important show for Fox, the network that serves as the broadcast home of the Major League Baseball post-season. The Fox/MLB deal, which runs through 2021, includes the All-Star Game, one League Championship Series, two Division Series games and the World Series.
A series like this could be useful in helping to promote the sport. The Hollywood Reporter observes: “While it’s unclear if Major League Baseball will have any role in the Fox drama, the potential series would mark a natural extension for the network, which sees its fall schedule disrupted by post-season games every year.”