‘The Wonder Years’ will focus on a Black family in Montgomery.
The 1988 classic series 'The Wonder Years' is being rebooted in ABC.
ABC is making a pilot for an updated version of 'The Wonder Years' focusing on a Black family in Montgomery, according to Hollywood Reporter.
While the original series starred Fred Savage and revolved around a white middle-class family in the 1960s suburbs, the Disney-owned network's new take focuses on how a Black middle-class family in Montgomery, Alabama, in the turbulent late '60s made sure it was "the wonder years" for them, too.
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.