Lee Daniels’ ‘Wonder Years’ reboot with black family in the works

Lee Daniels’ ‘Wonder Years’ reboot with black family in the works

A reboot of “The Wonder Years” has landed a pilot manufacturing dedication at ABC.

The new half-hour comedy collection would concentrate on how a black center class family in Montgomery, Alabama in the turbulent late 1960’s made positive it was The Wonder Years for them too.  That places the new present in the similar time interval as the unique collection, which was set between 1968 and 1973. A mini author’s room for the present might be opened as soon as ABC approves a pilot script.

Saladin Okay. Patterson will write and govt produce. Lee Daniels and Marc Velez will govt produce through Lee Daniels Entertainment. Fred Savage, the star of the unique collection, will direct the pilot and govt produce. Neal Marlens, the co-creator of the unique collection, will function guide. 20th Century Fox Television will produce, with each Patterson and Daniels presently below total offers at the studio.

The unique “Wonder Years” aired from 1988 to 1993 on ABC for six seasons and over 100 episodes. It centered on the Arnold family, with Savage enjoying youngest baby Kevin. Daniel Stern supplied the voice of Kevin as an grownup, wanting again on his childhood rising up in the late 1960s and early 1970s. The present was well-received by audiences and critics. Over the course of its run, it acquired a Peabody Award, a number of Humanitas Prizes, 4 Emmy Awards, and a Golden Globe.

Patterson most not too long ago labored as a author and govt producer on the FXX comedy “Dave.” Prior to that, he was the showrunner on the TBS comedy collection “The Last OG.” His different TV credit embrace “The Big Bang Theory,” “Two and a Half Men,” “Psych,” “The Bernie Mac Show,” and “Frasier.”

Daniels is a celebrated filmmaker, having acquired two Oscar nominations for his movie “Precious.” His different movies embrace “Lee Daniels’ The Butler” and the upcoming characteristic “The United States vs. Billie Holiday.” On the TV facet, he’s identified for co-creating the Fox dramas “Empire” and “Star.”

In addition to his appearing work, Savage has turn out to be a sought-after TV director in current years. His directing credit embrace a number of episodes of reveals like “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia,” “The Conners,” “Modern Family,” “The Goldbergs,” and “2 Broke Girls.”

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