If you, like me, were a child around the time of The Sandlot, it was a major part of my youth. Now, decades later, the original film’s writer/director, David Mickey Evans, is returning to the well to bring The Sandlot to a streaming service in a revival series format, featuring the main cast reprising their roles as parents.
The show will be set in 1984, with the main cast of characters at 33 years old, and feature their children as new baseballers.
The original film was set in the 1950s with a ragtag group of ball players, a dog named Hercules, and a baseball signed by a famed Great Bambino.
From what I’ve been hearing from some hardcore Sandlot fans I know, reception around this news is not all that good. Many of these fans were unimpressed with the follow-up The Sandlot 2, which Evans himself wrote and directed, and I don’t know a single person who saw the third movie. I’m just wondering who this is for.
I personally don’t care about this news at all. If it ends up on a streaming service I subscribe to, then I will probably give it a try. That being said, the point of a streaming service is to acquire and produce content that gains or keeps subscribers, and I don’t see a revival series doing anything to help.
So what do you think? Are you excited for The Sandlot back on the screen with the main cast and creator returning? Let me know/Drop a comment below!
-Kyle A. Goethe