One of our all-time favorite ’90s coming-of-age comedies is getting a reboot (and a major makeover).
According to The Hollywood Reporter, The Wonder Years is returning to ABC, only this time the focus will be on a Black family in Alabama during the late 1960s (the same time period of the original show). If you didn’t know, the original series ran for a total of 115 episodes between 1988 to 1993 and followed a white middle-class family.
The reboot, which is estimated to hit small screens sometime in 2021, will be executive produced by Empire co-creator Lee Daniels, with Saladin K. Patterson (The Big Bang Theory) as the showrunner. Original series co-creator Neal Marlens is also on board as a consultant, while Fred Savage (who starred as Kevin Arnold) is set to direct and executive produce.
News of a remake might come as quite a shock to fans, considering Savage himself said that a reboot was not in the cards.