Disney+ is getting ready to hit the ground running with its impressive lineup of content that is continuing to grow.
The billion dollar superhero film, Captain Marvel, is set to hit the new streaming service on the first day of its release. It is the first Marvel film centered on a female hero who was played by Brie Larson.
Another new series set to arrive on the streaming platform is an original series based on the movie, The Sandlot.
Deadline hears the series is in early development. The Sandlot is the second 20th Century Fox-related IP announced today to be developed for Disney’s streaming service. Earlier today, a Love, Simon TV series based on Greg Berlanti’s movie from last year was announced for Disney+ with This Is Us executive producers/co-showrunners Isaac Aptaker and Elizabeth Berger, who wrote the movie, writing/executive producing via their overall deal at 20th Century Fox TV.
The streaming series will be separate from the The Sandlot prequel film which Evans is writing with Austin Reynolds, which is to take place in the 1950s. The series will take place in 1984 and focus on the children of the original kid team in the movie.
The original film followed a kid named Scottie Smalls (Thomas Guiry) who moves to a new neighborhood, he manages to make friends with a group of kids who play baseball at the sandlot. Together they go on a series of funny and touching adventures. The boys run into trouble when Smalls borrows a ball from his stepdad that gets hit over a fence.
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