We Still Look Back In Wonder: Lee Daniels Will Reboot ABC Classic ‘The Wonder Years’

(L-R) Josh Saviano, Fred Savage, and Danica McKellar in 'The Wonder Years.' Image courtesy ABC.

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“And the thing is, after all these years, I still look back in wonder …” Back in 1993, the world said goodbye to Kevin Arnold (Fred Savage) and the rest of his family and friends as the critically acclaimed and beloved drama series The Wonder Years came to an end after six seasons. For years, the cast and crew has maintained that they would not reboot the series with the same cast, feeling that the original story concluded the way it was meant to. But now, it has been announced that ABC will reboot The Wonder Years with an entirely new family.

The cast of ‘The Wonder Years.’ Image courtesy ABC.

Lee Daniels, Saladin K. Patterson, Neal Marlens (the original creator), and former star Fred Savage will executive produce a new version of the coming of age drama that will feature a Black family in Montgomery, Alabama, taking place at the same time the original series was set in (1960s-70s). There is no word on casting or a premiere date yet.

The original series ran from 1988 to 1993 over 115 episodes. It followed Kevin Arnold as he endured the ups and downs of adolescence against the backdrop of the Vietnam War. Kevin got by with a little help from his friends and of course his first love, the iconic Winnie Cooper. The Wonder Years also starred Dan Lauria, Alley Mills, Olivia d’Abo, Jason Hervey, Danica McKellar, and Josh Saviano.

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