With A Little Help From My Friends: The Wonder Years Reboot Pilot Ordered by ABC

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It's that time again where we finally have a piece of news that isn't about something getting delayed by the Covid-19 crisis. While everything else is slowly starting to reopen, studios are developing and looking into whatever they can make when things get back to normal again. Yep, these stories will keep happening as the world tries to return to normal. This week, we are learning about a reboot of The Wonder Years happening at ABC. 

Earlier this week, ABC has given the reboot a pilot order. The show will take place in the late sixties just like the original series. This time, however, the series will be from the perspective of a black middle-class family in Montgomery, Alabama and how they made sure that it was "the wonder years" for their family too. 

The series will be produced by 20th Century Television and Lee Daniels Entertainment. Saladin K. Patterson, a sitcom veteran, will be the executive producer for the series as well. But it is not just Lee Daniels who is involved with the series. Fred Savage, who starred in the original series, will direct the pilot and produce the series. The original co-creator of the series, Neal Marlans, will be involved as a consultant as well. 

The pilot is set to film in the spring and is apparently a high priority for the folks at ABC. Out of all of the reboots coming out of Hollywood, this one at least seems like an interesting take on the material that respects what the original did while treading new ground.