'The Sandlot' TV Series Sequel Is Coming to Disney+ Streaming Service

Disney+ is developing a series that will serve as a sequel to the cult classic 1993 film ‘The Sandlot.’

The cast of 'The Sandlot' celebrates the movie's 25th anniversary.

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The cast of 'The Sandlot' celebrates the movie's 25th anniversary.

Variety has learned that a TV series based on the 1993 film The Sandlot is being developed by Disney+. The show will take place in 1984, and follow the children of the movie’s original characters.

Back in February, The Sandlot director and co-writer David Mickey Evans appeared on The Rain Delay podcast where he teased the possibility of a sequel to the cult classic film coming to the small screen. Without delving too deep into specifics Evans stated that "he has sold a pitch for a television series sequel to the original movie that will bring all the original cast members back." At the time, he only said that the show was sold to a streaming service, but wouldn’t reveal which one.

The Sandlot tells the story of a group of friends bound together by their collective admiration for baseball. During the summer of 1962, the kids are playing the sport they love while also being tormented by a menacing English mastiff that lives just beyond the wall of the sandlot known as "The Beast."

The announcement of the TV series sequel comes coincidentally a few days after The Sandlot celebrated its 26-year anniversary from the day the film was released in theaters.

🎬MOVIE HISTORY: 26 years ago today, April 7, 1993, the movie ‘The Sandlot’ opened in theaters!#TomGuiry #MikeVitar #PatrickRenna #ChaunceyLeopardi #MartyYork #BrandonQuintinAdams #GrantGelt #VictorDiMattia #KarenAllen #DenisLeary #JamesEarlJones #MarleyShelton #ShaneObedzinski pic.twitter.com/PiEN4lpLma

— Film News Nostalgia (@FilmNewsNos) April 7, 2019

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