This New TV Show Might Be a ‘Broad City’ Reunion
Broad City officially ended in 2019. The comedy series ran for five seasons on Comedy Central and starred Ilana Glazer and Abbi Jacobson. Broad City also boasted an impressive cast of supporting characters. While the show is not returning, a few actors from Broad City will appear in a new TV show.
Abbi Jacobson and D’Arcy Carden might appear in ‘A League of Their Own’ together
That’s right, a new show might be a Broad City reunion. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Carden was in talks to star in the pilot of A League of Their Own along with Jacobson. The report first broke in November 2019.
Will Graham and Jacobson are the executive producers of the show. A League of Their Own will air on Amazon, and it is an adaption of the 1992 film of the same name.
The show’s logline reads:
“A League of Their Own is a half-hour comedy infusing the warmth, humor and DNA of the classic film, while taking a contemporary spin on the stories of the women surrounding the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League. The show will begin with the formation of the league in 1943 and follows the Rockford Peaches season to season as they struggle to keep the team alive through close games, injuries, late night bar crawls, sexual awakenings, not crying and road trips across a rapidly changing United States. The series dives deeper into the issues facing the country while following a ragtag team of women figuring themselves out while fighting to realize their dreams of playing professional baseball.”
D’Arcy Carden currently stars in ‘The Good Place’
On The Good Place, Carden’s character Janet is essentially a master class in acting. The show is in its fourth and final season, with the series finale falling on Jan. 30, 2020. In The Good Place, Carden plays Janet, a programmed guide who gains more human qualities as the series goes on.
Carden also appeared in Bombshell, Let It Snow, and Greener Grass in 2019. On TV, she appeared in Bonding, Last Week Tonight with John Oliver, and Robot Chicken.
In Broad City, Carden played Gemma, one of Abbi’s co-workers at Soulstice. While she only appeared in five episodes, Carden was a complete scene stealer. Her character’s intensity was often at odds with Ilana and Abbi, providing even more humor to the show.
‘Broad City’ ended after season 5
It was Jacobson and Glazer’s decision to end Broad City after five seasons.
“The show was always really about what New York is like in your twenties, from these two specific points of view. But I think it didn’t really click in that that was what the show was about until we were in our thirties… It’s supposed to exist in your twenties. It’s a flash-in-the-pan kind of thing, and we wanted to stay true to that,” Jacobson said.
About ending Broad City, Glazer said, “We had been talking about what we envisioned as the end since Season 3, maybe. We just always thought, like, five or six [seasons]. But… it just became clear that it was the right decision creatively: for the world, for the characters, and for us as artists.”
Since the show ended, Jacobson has starred in the Netflix show Disenchantment.