SALT LAKE CITY — Heroes get remembered, but legends never die, and it appears “The Sandlot” is more of the latter after Disney announced they’ll be creating a “Sandlot” TV series on Disney Plus, according to Variety.
Here’s what we know: According to Variety, Disney Plus is currently developing a Sandlot TV series. This jibes with reports from last month that "The Sandlot" was planning a sequel series that had already been picked up by a streaming service, according to the Deseret News.
- David Mickey Evans, who co-wrote and directed the 1993 “Sandlot” film, is slated to write and produce the Disney Plus series.
- The series is set to take place in 1984 and focus on the children of the original characters. The original “Sandlot” film took place in 1962.
- Evans told the podcast The Rain Delay that many original cast members will be returning for the series, which is planned for two seasons.
“The Sandlot” follows a group of friends as they play baseball together during the summertime, all while a menacing dog dubbed “The Beast” lurks in a yard next door and buries their home-run baseballs until they ultimately confront him.
The film turned 25 years old in 2018. Multiple events were held in Utah to commemorate the anniversary, as the movie was filmed around Salt Lake City.
According to Variety, Evans is also working on a “Sandlot” prequel film with Austin Reynolds that is said to take place in the 1950s.