A new Sandlot TV series is coming with original cast
It sounds like audiences will be able to revisit The Sandlot very soon. The director of the 1993 comedy, David Mikey Evans, told The Rain Delay podcast (via MLB.com that he “just sold a Sandlot television series.” He said that not only will the original cast be reprising their roles, but he’s expecting a two-season order.
The series will be set in 1984, 22 years after the original film. That would put the actors at about the right age to play older versions of themselves. No other details about the pending series are available at this time.
The original The Sandlot is about when Scottie Smalls (Thomas Guiry) moves to a new neighborhood, he manages to make friends with a group of kids who play baseball at the sandlot. Together they go on a series of funny and touching adventures. The boys run into trouble when Smalls borrows a ball from his stepdad that gets hit over a fence.
Since the release of the original film, there have been two sequels that have gone direct-to-video. There was 2005’s The Sandlot 2, which focused on an entirely new group of boys and The Sandlot: Heading Home (2007), which also focuses on yet another group of aspiring baseball players. There was also talk of a prequel to the original Sandlot last summer. However, no recent announcements have been made in regard to that project.