According to reports in multiple media outlets, the classic sitcom ‘The Wonder Years’ is getting a reboot – with a twist. The original ‘Wonder Years’ focused on a white, middle-class family and teenager Kevin Arnold’s coming-of-age life issues; however the new series will center around a Black, middle-class family living in Montgomery, Alabama, during the tumultuous 1960s.
The cast and details of the reboot have yet to be released, but Neal Marlens, the co-creator of the original series, is working as a consultant on the reboot. Fred Savage, who starred in the original series, will be working as the pilot director. In addition to original cast members and creators playing a role in the reboot, Saladin K. Patterson of The Big Bang Theory and Two and a Half Men is one of the executive producers. Patterson will team up with Empire co-creator Lee Daniels and Savage.
The pilot episode of the reboot is set to air on ABC in 2021.
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