Your favorite Sandlot crew is about to return to the big screen once again. According to writer and director David Mickey Evans, there will soon be a two-season sequel series to the iconic 1993 film starring all of the original cast members.
He added, “I know who’s going to stream it. It doesn’t take a genius to figure that out right now.”
The storyline follows the original Sandlot gang, like Tom Guiry (Smalls), Chauncey Leopardi (Squints), and Patrick Renna (Ham). But unlike the first flick, which was set in 1962 in the San Fernando Valley, the TV series features the characters 22 years later, all grown up.
Evans told the baseball podcast’s hosts, “I already got all the original cast members back. It takes place in 1984, when they’re all, like, 33 years old and they all have children of their own, and that’s all I can tell you.”
The new series, fortunately, isn’t related to either of the two direct-to-DVD sequels to The Sandlot that have already been released. Neither The Sandlot 2 in 2005 and The Sandlot: Heading Home in 2007 starred any of the film’s original actors, and both were flops that you probably forgot even existed.
Now, there’s even better news: the TV sequel series isn’t the only project in the works that fans of The Sandlot can look forward to. Following the coming-of-age movie’s 25th anniversary in 2018, 20th Century Fox announced that it’s working on a prequel as well, which will also be written by Evans.
The release dates for either the TV series or the prequel film have yet to be announced.