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'The Sandlot' is returning as a TV series, with the original cast

The show has been picked up by a streaming service, but director David Mickey Evans did not reveal which one.
Credit: Eric Charbonneau/Invision/AP
Daniel Zacapa, Victor DiMattia, Grant Gelt, Chauncey Leopardi, Tommy Lasorda, Director David Mickey Evans, Marty York, Producer Cathleen Summers and Shane Obedzinski seen at Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment celebrating the 20th anniversary of 'The Sandlot' at Dodger Stadium, on Sunday, Sep, 1, 2013 in Los Angeles. (Photo by Eric Charbonneau/Invision for Twentieth Century Fox/AP Images)

Legends never die, and the legendary neighborhood kids from "The Sandlot" are coming back for a television sequel.

"The Sandlot" director David Mickey Evans announced that the beloved film would be getting a sequel during an episode of the podcast "The Rain Delay."  The new show will be available to stream, but Evans did not reveal which streaming service had picked up the show.

Evans also said that the the film's original cast would be coming back for the sequel. The original film followed a group of kids in 1962 who play baseball at a sandlot. It's a classic coming-of-age story within a sports film. At the end of the film, the boys are 30 years older, with two of the characters, Benny and Scotty, becoming a Major League Baseball player and a sportscaster respectively.

There have been two follow-ups to the beloved film. Evans wrote and directed "The Sandlot 2" in 2005, which had a direct-to-video release. Only James Earl Jones returned to reprise his role as Mr. Mertle.

"The Sandlot: Heading Home" also had a direct-to-video release in 2007, but Evans was not involved. 

Evans has also previously said that he was working on a prequel movie to the film.

Little is known about the TV show right now, but according to Slashfilm, the show has already been ordered for 2 seasons, and will be set 22 years after the original film's 1962 setting.