‘Wonder Years’ Reboot With Black Family in the Works at ABC, Lee Daniels to Produce

  • Variety
‘Wonder Years’ Reboot With Black Family in the Works at ABC, Lee Daniels to Produce
A reboot of “The Wonder Years” has landed a pilot production commitment at ABC.

The new half-hour comedy series would focus on how a black middle class family in Montgomery, Alabama in the turbulent late 1960’s made sure it was The Wonder Years for them too. That puts the new show in the same time period as the original series, which was set between 1968 and 1973. A mini writer’s room for the show will be opened once ABC approves a pilot script.

Saladin K. Patterson will write and executive produce. Lee Daniels and Marc Velez will executive produce via Lee Daniels Entertainment. Fred Savage, the star of the original series, will direct the pilot and executive produce. Neal Marlens, the co-creator of the original series, will serve as consultant. 20th Century Fox Television will produce, with both Patterson and Daniels currently under overall deals at the studio.

The original “Wonder
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