ABC Reportedly Picks Up Pilot for Lee Daniels’ Reboot of “The Wonder Years”

Lee Daniels is hoping to bring The Wonder Years to a new audience. ABC has reportedly picked up a reboot pilot that will focus on a middle-class Black family in the late 60s. Fred Savage who rose to fame for playing Kevin Arnold in the original is set to direct the pilot.

What’s Happening:

  • The Wonder Years could be heading back to network TV as ABC has reportedly picked up a pilot of the beloved series.
  • TVLine is reporting that ABC is working with Lee Daniels (Empire) on a reboot of the series, this time focusing on a Black family. Like the original, the show would be set in the late 1960s and will follow a middle-class family in Montgomery, Alabama.
  • The pilot will be a half-hour production and actor Fred Savage, who played the narrator’s younger self in the original, is attached to direct.
  • Savage will also serve as executive producer along with Daniels and Saladin K. Patterson (Dave).
  • Patterson is set to write the script, while Neal Marlens who co-created the original will serve as a consultant for the reboot.

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