Danica McKellar, who played Winnie Cooper on “The Wonder Years,” tells Yahoo Entertainment she’s excited about the series getting a reboot with a Black family. “I think it's an amazing idea,” she says. “I'm sure they're going to create an amazing cast and amazing story, both honoring our show as it was originally, and also doing justice to the struggles of Black Americans in the 1960’s.”
Lee Daniels will executive produce the reboot for ABC, with Fred Savage tapped to direct. The half-hour comedy will focus on a Black middle-class family in Montgomery, Alabama, "in the turbulent late 1960's, the same era as the original series.
The original “Wonder Years” aired from 1988 to 1993 on ABC for six seasons and over 100 episodes. It focused on the Arnold family, with Savage playing youngest child Kevin.