Saycon Sengbloh has been cast as the mother in the ABC series reboot of The Wonder Years.

What’s Happening:

  • Deadline has reported that Saycon Sengbloh (Scandal, Respect) has been cast as a lead in the ABC reboot of The Wonder Years.
  • Sengbloh will play Lillian Williams, the mother in the family who is a full-time accountant, smart, kind, and has a good sense of humor.

About “The Wonder Years”

  • Set in the same time frame as the original, this reboot will follow a black middle-class family in Montgomery, Alabama in the late 1960s, and how they made sure it was “The Wonder Years” for themselves too.
  • The Wonder Years reboot is being written by Saladin Patterson (Dave) and directed by Fred Savage, who played Kevin Arnold in the original 1980s series.
  • Patterson and Savage are also executive producers alongside Lee Daniels (Empire) and Marc Velez, with the co-creator of the original series, Neal Marlens, onboard as a consultant.
  • The new series from 20th Television is planned to be a single-camera comedy.
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