Lee Daniels (pictured), Saladin K. Patterson, and Marc Velez will produce a reboot of the sitcom The Wonder Years. It will be set in the 1960s like the original, but it will center around a middle-class Black family from Montgomery, Alabama.
Series Co-creator Neal Marlens will consult, and original star Fred Savage will also produce and direct the ABC coming-of-age series. The original aired from 1988-1993.
Via Hollywood Reporter:
For ABC’s part, The Wonder Years arrives as the network is moving forward on filming only a handful of its pilots after the production shutdown upended the season. The network has maintained a critically acclaimed comedy brand that features family fare that represents communities that have traditionally been underserved on television, with series including Black-ish, the recently wrapped Fresh Off the Boat and, to a lesser extent, The Conners, which focuses on the working class.
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