Everyone’s favourite TV family is back!
2020 is a year that's brought us many surprises, some welcome, some not so much - but one we can add to our list of blessings is the revival of another iconic TV series.
According to Entertainment Weekly, ABC is working on a pilot for a new version of The Wonder Years - the hit TV show which ran for six seasons between the late 80s and early 90s. Fans would remember the coming of age narrative which followed Fred Savage as a middle-class suburban teenager, set in the late 1960s and early '70s, experiencing highs and lows, delivered in a wholesome fashion.
Although the reboot will be set during the same time period, it will welcome some modern changes - instead focus on a Black family in Montgomery, Alabama.
The reboot is set to be executive produced by Empire co-creator Lee Daniels, The Big Bang Theory's Saladin K. Patterson is listed as the showrunner and original series co-creator Neal Marlens will be a consultant during the filming. Meanwhile, Fred will also return, but this time he will work behind the scenes as a director and executive producer.
EW reports that the official description for the show read: "How a black middle-class family in Montgomery, Alabama in the turbulent late 1960’s, the same era as the original series, made sure it was The Wonder Years for them too."
Of course, the state of Alabama was the place of several noteworthy events during the American civil rights movement, including Rosa Park's defiance of segregation on a public bus in 1955, a white supremacist church bombing in 1973, and the five-day march from Selma to Montgomery led by Martin Luther King which lead the US government to approve the Civil Rights Act in 1965.
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