‘The Wonder Years’ Reboot With Black Family In Works At ABC From Saladin K. Patterson, Lee Daniels & Fred Savage

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‘The Wonder Years’ Reboot With Black Family In Works At ABC From Saladin K. Patterson, Lee Daniels & Fred Savage
ABC has handed a pilot production commitment to The Wonder Years, a new iteration of the network’s 1980s family comedy-drama. It comes from Dave executive producer Saladin K. Patterson, Empire co-creator Lee Daniels, the original series’ breakout star Fred Savage and 20th Century Fox TV.

Written by Patterson inspired by his experiences growing up in Montgomery, Al, the new incarnation of Wonder Years chronicles how a middle-class Black family in Montgomery in the turbulent late-1960s — the same era as the original series — made sure it was the Wonder Years for them too.

The approach is reminiscent of the successful current reimagining of the classic family sitcom One Day at a Time with a Latinx family.

2020 ABC Pilots & Series Orders

The Wonder Years has a pilot production commitment. If the pilot script is approved for pilot production by ABC, the signoff also would trigger the opening of a mini
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