“Wonder Years” alum Fred Savage will produce and co-direct a new take on the classic ’80s series. ABC has Lee Daniels also onboard for the reboot, which comes nearly 30 years since it wrapped its six-season run — only this time, it will feature a Black family. The series will be developed for the 2021-2022 television season.
the “new take focuses on how a Black middle-class family in Montgomery, Alabama, in the turbulent late ’60’s”, says THR. “Saladin K. Patterson (The Big Bang Theory, Frasier, The Bernie Mac Show) will pen the script and exec produce alongside Daniels and his Lee Daniels Entertainment banner president Marc Velez. Original series co-creator Neal Marlens is attached as a consultant.”
Fred Savage played Kevin Arnold in the original series.