The Sandlot will get a TV series reboot, because legends never die
The Sandlot kids are all grown up. More than 25 years after the iconic film first hit theaters, a Sandlot reboot has been confirmed. Writer and director David Mickey Evans has announced plans for a television revival of the 1993 movie. “I just sold a Sandlot television show. We’re about to get an order for the first two seasons,” Evans told the baseball podcast The Rain Delay, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The series will feature the film’s actors playing their original characters as adults.
And while plot details are sparse, the show would mark the second Sandlot-inspired project in the past year. Over the summer, a prequel was reported to be in the early stages of development at Twentieth Century Fox. Evans was also connected to the project, returning to co-write the script, according to Deadline.
The Sandlot revolves around a boy named Scottie Smalls (Tom Guiry) who befriends a group of kids who play baseball at the neighborhood sandlot during the summer of 1962. Multiple baseballs are lost after they’re thrown into the backyard of The Beast, an English Mastiff so big that it became a legend in the neighborhood. When Scottie loses his stepfather’s prized baseball signed by Babe Ruth, the group embarks on a mission to find it.
In April, most of the film’s formerly pint-sized stars reunited on the Today show to talk about how the movie has impacted their lives. “It’s been crazy. I mean, [it] definitely gets you in places for free,” said Marty York, who played Alan “Yeah Yeah” McClennan. “Can’t walk through a Las Vegas casino without someone yelling, ‘Yeah Yeah.’”
Explaining why The Sandlot holds such a special place in people’s hearts, Evans said, “The film was made with the same amount of love that people have for it and it was the greatest summer of our lives.”
This article originally appeared on People