The Wonder Years reboot pilot is currently underway.
Executive producer, Lee Daniels, shared a first look photo of the cast in character .
The initial show ran for 6 seasons from 1988-1993. The reboot will feature an all black middle-class family living in Montgomery, Alabama during the 1960s.
The heart of the show, and the central character Dean, will be played by Elisha “EJ” Williams. The series will chronicle Dean’s adolescent years as he ascertains his role in his family and the outside world.
The rest of the family make up includes Dulé Hill who will star as Bill, loving father and musician, Saycon Sengbloh as the insightful and well-disposed wife, Lillian, and Laura Kariuki as Dean’s well liked and adorned older sister, Kim.
Additionally, Don Cheadle will lend his voice as the narrator and adult version of dean. Throughout narration “Adult Dean” will recall the life experiences of his youth as he enters a new phase of his life as a grandfather.
Like the early version of the series, Dean will fancy a love interest named Keisa Clemmons played by Milan Ray.
Fred Savage will direct the pilot and executive produce the series along with Daniels, comedy writer Saladin K. Patterson and Marc Velez. Co-creator of the original show, Neal Marlens, will serve as a consultant.
ABC ordered the pilot for the series back in January of 2021.