It's official: the original cast of The Sandlot are returning for an exciting project that's sure to be a home run for fans of the 1993 coming-of-age movie that became a cult favorite.
Moviegoers fell in love with Scottie Smalls (Thomas Guiry) and his new group of young baseball-playing friends who get into mischief during the summer of 1962 in California's San Fernando Valley.
Although the film spawned two direct-to-video sequels, The Sandlot 2 (2005) and The Sandlot: Heading Home (2007), only James Earl Jones returned to reprise his role in the first sequel as Mr. Mertle who owned "the Beast" – a ginormous English Mastiff that became a hilarious suburban legend.
David Mickey Evans, who co-wrote and directed The Sandlot, revealed to the baseball podcast The Rain Delay that the beloved movie will be adapted for television as a reboot.
"I just sold a Sandlot television show. We're about to get an order for the first two seasons."
'The Sandlot' Sequel Series Has a Two Season Order With the Original Cast Returning https://t.co/OgA0kfNLmq https://t.co/jknnqungSQ— Peter Sciretta (@Peter Sciretta)1551462842.0
Evans didn't reveal which streaming service the show will be available on; however, he did throw us a curve-ball.
"I know who's going to stream it. It doesn't take a genius to figure that out right now."
"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, and that's all I can tell you."
Fans are batting up for the exciting reunion.
@THR If @DMESandlot needs actresses let him know I’m good to go! Beyond excited for this— Leslie (@Leslie)1551634927.0
@THR It's sad that this excites me, no?— Normy Miguel Evans (@Normy Miguel Evans)1551557430.0
@BaseballBros @DMESandlot I’m about it!!! https://t.co/2olKQc4Xsa— Macy Buchanan (@Macy Buchanan)1551643733.0
and I thought the only good thing to come from this week was the Jonas Brothers reunion but then they announce The… https://t.co/BZqy7DsEVd— Ashley Kless 🥀 (@Ashley Kless 🥀)1551667142.0
The movie's appeal is timeless.
@USATODAY My boys favorite movie it's now my grandson favorite!— Gigi D (@Gigi D)1551586726.0
@Complex https://t.co/ufuekGQT45— Bryce Castilleja (@Bryce Castilleja)1551481515.0
@BaseballBros @WillyYahn @DMESandlot My 10 year old heart 🙌🏻😍— Griffin Garabedian (@Griffin Garabedian)1551585113.0
Will expectations be met?
@BaseballBros @DMESandlot IF SQUINTS AND WENDY PEFFERCORN AREN’T MARRIED IM GOING TO LOSE MY FUCKING SHIT. https://t.co/GURjVZQh9v— MichÆl (@MichÆl)1551643702.0
@BaseballBros @DMESandlot I mean if they end up playing in a beer league with lots of profanity it’ll be great— Yippy (@Yippy)1551634683.0
@BaseballBros @DMESandlot If Mike Vitar isn't in it, It wont be the same.— Rhino (@Rhino)1551576475.0
@BaseballBros @DMESandlot Benny Rodriguez 😍😍😍😍😍😍 https://t.co/wo7wwJBETR— cassidy alyse falcón 🐛 (@cassidy alyse falcón 🐛)1551642205.0
It was a long time coming for ardent fans.
"The Sandlot" is going to return to the screen as a TV series with its original cast. Me running to my TV https://t.co/TJKatQ6KSn— SI Extra Mustard (@SI Extra Mustard)1551564087.0
The announcement comes a year after the movie celebrated its 25th anniversary during which cast members Patrick Renna (Hamilton "Ham" Porter), Tom Guiry (Scotty Smalls), and Chauncey Leopardi (Michael "Squints" Palledorous) reunited at Dodger Stadium in Los Angles.
Heroes get remembered but legends never die. #TheSandlot25 | #Dodgers https://t.co/UPAnf1SrOO— Los Angeles Dodgers (@Los Angeles Dodgers)1529193481.0
'The Sandlot' to be turned into TV series with original cast. https://t.co/QMCw9lC7R2 https://t.co/B0Ej4lL9PO— theScore (@theScore)1551560880.0
Cast members waxed nostalgia during a special 25th anniversary reunion with Today.
You can watch the YouTube clip from the April 13, 2018, interview, below.
'The Sandlot' Stars Reunite 25 Years After Release Of Classic Film | TODAY www.youtube.com
For those who can't get enough of The Sandlot, there's another project already in the works.
Twentieth Century Fox announced a prequel for The Sandlot on July 31st, 2018. According to Deadline, the feature film will be co-written by Evans and Austin Reynolds and will revisit the legend of "The Beast" from the original film.
Release dates for both the prequel and the TV reboot are forthcoming.