Disney+ new will be dropping like candy from here on out. Earlier this year David Mickey Evans, the co-writer and director of the 1993 film The Sandlot teased that he was developing a series based on the film. Well, now the series has a home.
According to Variety, The Sandlot series will come to Disney+. Evans will write and executive produce the series. It is said to take in 1984 and would focus on the children of the original characters.
Evans is also working on a Sandlot prequel film with Austin Reynolds, with that film said to take place in the 1950s. It is not known if Disney will distribute the prequel at this time but it is likely according to insiders.
The first Sandlot film took place in the summer of 1962 and followed a group of friends who spent their days playing baseball while also dealing with a menacing dog that lived next to the titular sandlot that they referred to as The Beast. The film starred Tom Guiry, Mike Vitar, Karen Allen, Denis Leary, James Earl Jones, Patrick Renna, Chauncey Leopardi, Marty York, Brandon Quintin Adams, Grant Gelt, Shane Obedzinski, and Victor DiMattia. It grossed just over $33 million at the box office and has gone on to become a cult classic. Two direct-to-video sequels were produced in 2005 and 2007.