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Lee Daniels’ ‘Wonder Years’ Reboot Among 4 Series Ordered by ABC

Lee Daniels’ ‘Wonder Years’ Reboot Among 4 Series Ordered by ABC

Lee Daniels’ reboot of “The Wonder Years” was among four series pickups on Friday by ABC. The other three series ordered for next season are “Abbott Elementary,” “Queens” and “Maggie.”

Put into development last summer, “The Wonder Years” reboot is written and executive produced by “Dave” executive producer Saladin Patterson. “The Wonder Years” is a coming-of-age story set in the late 1960’s that takes a nostalgic look at a Black middle-class family in Montgomery, Alabama, through the point-of-view of 12-year-old Dean.

Elisha “Ej” Williams will star as Dean Williams, with Don Cheadle narrating the series as Adult Dean. The rest of the cast includes: Dule Hill as Bill Williams, Saycon Sengbloh as Lillian Williams, Laura Kariuki as Kim Williams, Julian Lerner as Brad Hitman, Amari O’Neil as Cory Long and Milan Ray as Keisa Clemmons.

Lee Daniels also executive produces alongside Marc Velez of Lee Daniels Entertainment. Original series star

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