During an episode of the baseball podcast “The Rain Delay” Sandlot Director
David Mickey Evans let slip that a new Tv Series was in the works.
The show has been picked up by an unnamed streaming service for two seasons and will feature the original cast. That means everyone from Tom Guiry (Scotty Smalls), Mike Vitar (Benjamin “Benny” Franklin Rodriguez), Patrick Renna (Hamilton “Ham” Porter), Chauncey Leopardi (Michael “Squints” Palledorous), Marty York (Alan “Yeah-Yeah” McClennan), Brandon Quintin Adams (Kenny DeNunez), Grant Gelt (Bertram Weeks), Victor DiMattia (Timmy Timmons), and Shane Obedzinski (Tommy “Repeat” Timmons). The inner fan girl in me is very excited to see Chauncey Leopardi all grown up…. I mean..
Anyway not much of the details were spilled but we can assume that it either takes place during the end of the movie when Benny becomes a Major League Player and Scotty becomes a sports caster, or sometime after that.
The Sandlot came out in 1993 and was a family classic. The story followed Scotty Smalls after he moved to a new neighborhood and met a group of friends who played baseball at the sandlot. They go on an adventure to get Smalls dad’s signed baseball back after they use it and hit it over the fence and lose it to the dreaded “Beast.” The film celebrated it’s 25th anniversary last year and had a special theatrical release for the occasion.
Stay tuned as this is a developing story!
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