There's a SANDLOT Sequel Series in Development Set in the 80s with The Original Cast!
One of my favorite baseball movies of all time is easily The Sandlot. That was such a wonderfully fantastic film that connected with a lot of kids growing up in the 90s. It’s a classic and now that classic movie is getting a sequel series that will bring back the original cast!
There have been sequels in the past already, but none of them have been able to capture the magic of that original film. Hopefully, this sequel will change that.
The director of the original film David Mickey Evans recently announced on the baseball podcast The Rain Delay, that he sold the pitch for the TV series to a streaming service that he didn’t reveal. Also, the series has already been picked up for two seasons!
The original cast for the series included Mike Vitar (Benjamin “Benny” Franklin Rodriguez), Patrick Renna (Hamilton “Ham” Porter), Chauncey Leopardi (Michael “Squints” Palledorous), Victor DiMattia (Timmy Timmons), Marty York (Alan “Yeah-Yeah” McClennan), Shane Obedzinski (Tommy “Repeat” Timmons), Grant Gelt (Bertram Grover Weeks), and Brandon Quintin Adams (Kenny DeNunez).
The filmmaker went on to reveal that the story would take place in 1984 and all of the characters will be adults with kids of their own. The ending of the original film offered a breakdown of what happened to all the kids when they grew up, but this series will obviously explore that a lot further.
There’re no other details on the story, but I’m excited to see how this turns out! I love the fact that the entire original cast want to come back for this! It’s kind of surprising that they all agreed to do it! Some of them haven’t even acted in years!
I just hope that the new series delivers that same kind of magic that the original film did. The Karate Kid managed to pull it off with Cobra Kai, so we know that it’s possible!
What do you think about the Sandlot getting a sequel series with the original cast?