It is a blast from the past!. ABC has decided to revive the classic Wonder Years and pay homage to the 19080’s beloved comedy-drama. The series starred Fred Savage, who will return after almost 2 decades as the executive producer of “The Wonder Years” reboot, all set to premiere on ABC. Originally “The Wonder Years” was a massive hit for ABC. Without a doubt, it is one of the most influential and important sitcoms in the history of classic TV. It would not be wrong if I said that it shaped the way that sitcoms are made today. The reboot was announced by the creators in July last year. Since then, fans have been looking forward to the announcement of the release date for The Wonder Years(2021). So I have gathered and put down all the information on ABC’s upcoming coming-of-age saga here.
The new Wonder Years is created by Saladin K. Patterson, and the initial teaser was released back in May this year. After 3 months, the full-length trailer is out, which was dropped on Twitter this August. Although the teaser exhibited Cheadle’s narration but with the release of the official trailer of The Wonder Years, we got to see the whole cast in action. The reboot strikes a similar tone as its predecessor. But this new perspective on a classic coming of age story in that of the life of a Black American family during this era will be exciting to watch. It is evident from the trailer that this reimagining of The Wonder Years won’t be shying away from the plaguing social and cultural issues back then.
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Both the original as well as the revival depicts the social and family life of a boy in a stereotypical middle-class family from 1986. The protagonist Kevin Arnold was in the center, and his old self recalled his childhood growing up and learning about personal and social issues. The revival is, however a coming of age story set in the late 1960s. It will focus on a Black family that lives in Montgomery, Alabama. Moreover, it takes a nostalgic look at the Williamses through the point of view of a twelve-year-old boy Deam Williams. Considering the timeline, it is evident that this Black family will certainly witness an amount of adversity that the American Arnold family in the original Wonder Years never had to face.
The Wonder Years Release Date
ABC’s upcoming series The Wonder Years is all set to release on September 22, 2021. Right on time for Fall’s first day!. While the pilot episode will be premiering on ABC in the channel’s Wednesday 8 pm slot. The remaining episodes will follow a weekly schedule. Besides ABC, in Canada, the series will air on CTV Network and also will be available to stream on Disney+ as Star network’s original series. The network announced the release date of The Wonder Years reboot last month alongside a new poster through Twitter. In the poster riding his bike is Elisha Williams. The reboot’s pilot will be directed by Fred Savage while he returns as an executive producer as well. Fred in the original series played the role of Kevin Arnold. This time his shoes will be filled by Elisha Williams, who will be playing the narrator, Dean Willaims.
Return to wonder. #TheWonderYears premieres September 22 on ABC. @WonderYearsABC pic.twitter.com/PbqYRgjpIu
— ABC (@ABCNetwork) August 23, 2021
Who will be starring in the reboot?
The Avengers franchise actor Don Cheadle will lend his voice to Dean’s older self, narrating the series. While Williams will play the 12-year-old Dean. The character of Bill Williams Dean’s father will be carried onscreen by “West Wing” actor Dule Hills. While Laura Kariuki will be seen as Dean’s sister Kim, Saycon Sengbloh will play Dean’s mother, Lillian. Alongside the William family, The Wonder Years will feature Julian Lerner and Amari O’Neil as Dean’s friends Brad Hamilton and Cory Long respectively.
ABC has decided to do yet another fan-favorite cast takeover, this time for the ’80s and ’90s beloved drama The Wonder Years. It was announced that the network’s comedy lineup on Wednesday will be seized by the original cast from the 1980s on October 13. Dab Lauria will guest star on The Goldbergs, Fred Savage on The Conners, and Danica McKellar will pop up on Home Economics. So brace yourselves for all the nostalgia and teen spirit that will abound you this fall.
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