Cult favourite “The Sandlot” may be making a comeback, updating the story of a group of baseball-loving kids in the early 1960s.
In an interview with The Rain Delay podcast, “Sandlot” director David Mickey Evans revealed that he’s developing a TV-series sequel to the beloved film.
“I just sold a ‘Sandlot’ television show. We’re about to get an order for the first two seasons,” Evans said. “I can’t tell you who’s gonna stream it, but I know who’s gonna stream it — it wouldn’t take a genius to figure that out right now.”
Added Evans: “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.”
Last year, Deadline reported that Evans was developing a prequel to the original, which was rumoured to be focused on the origin of “the Beast,” the neighbourhood dog that terrorized the kids in the first film.
However, Evans’ claim to have “all the original cast members” on board is apparently news to some of the actors, including Patrick Renna, who played Hamilton “Ham” Porter in the 1993 film.
Meanwhile, “Sandlot” star Victor DiMattia (who played Timmy Timmons) also expressed his apparent surprise at Evans’ announcement, responding on Instagram with an emoji of a thinking face.