'The Sandlot' Is Getting Turned Into a TV Show
Published Mar 04, 2019The Sandlot celebrated its 25th anniversary last year, and now the iconic '90s film is getting turned into a TV series.
Writer and director David Mickey Evans made the announcement on The Rain Delay podcast, revealing that the original cast members will be returning for the television project. He also noted that he's expecting to receive an order for two seasons.
Evans explained that the series would be set in the '80s, featuring the original cast members of The Sandlot in their 30s (the original 1993 movie was set in 1962).
Amongst those who starred in the 1993 flick are Art Lafleur, Tom Guiry, Mike Vitar, Patrick Renna, Chauncey Leopardi, Marty York, Brandon Quinton Adams, Grant Gelt, Shane Obedzinski and Victor DiMattia.
The TV show won't be the first follow-up to the original film, as Evans directed The Sandlot 2 in 2005 — though the only returning cast member in that was James Earl Jones as Mr. Mertle.
A film called The Sandlot: Heading Home was released in 2007, though Evans was not affiliated with the project.
Evans also hinted at a prequel to the original film last year, though no concrete information was ever released about the status of that project.