We all loved the original coming-of-age series The Wonder Years set in the late 1960s starring Fred Savage which debuted in 1988, but the upcoming reimagining of the series narrated by Don Cheadle puts a Black family at the center and will present a very different narrative that isn’t so… white. ABC released a new trailer for the reimagining which is set to premiere on September 22 at 8:30pm EDT.
In ABC’s reimagined The Wonder Years, Cheadle, narrates the series as adult Dean Williams, Elisha “EJ” Williams stars as Dean Williams, Dulé 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.
To celebrate the debut of the premiere of the reimagining of The Wonder Years ABC’s comedy lineup will pay homage to the original series with a larger-than-life takeover as fan-favorite original series cast members are set to appear throughout the evening on October 13. The night of nostalgia will kick off with a guest appearance by Dan Lauria (Jack Arnold) on The Goldbergs followed by a nod to the iconic theme song originally covered by Joe Cocker in the all-new The Wonder Years. Later that evening, Fred Savage (Kevin Arnold) will guest star on The Conners, and the night will close with an appearance by Danica McKellar (Winnie Cooper) on Home Economics.
Lee Daniels, Saladin K. Patterson, Fred Savage and Marc Velez serve as executive producers of the reimagining. The series is produced by 20th Television, a part of Disney Television Studios. The pilot episode is written by Saladin Patterson and directed by Fred Savage.
Watch the trailer above and check out the poster below.