‘The Wonder Years,’ which aired from 1988 to 1993, is set to see its name added to the list of classic TV shows getting a modern day reboot.
Unlike its predecessors though, the revamped series is coming back with a twist so significant it will likely change the entire dynamic of the plot.
“ABC is making a pilot for an updated version of The Wonder Years – the 1988 coming-of-age dramedy that ran for six seasons and starred Fred Savage as a middle-class suburban teenager growing up during the late 1960s and early ’70s.
The revival will be set during the same time period, except it will focus on a Black family in Montgomery, Ala.
The show will be executive produced by Empire co-creator Lee Daniels, while Saladin K. Patterson (The Big Bang Theory) is the showrunner and original series co-creator Neal Marlens will be a consultant. Savage is on board as well, as a director and executive producer.”
As of time reported, no official premiere dates have been revealed.