Reboot of Wonder Years will be directed by Fred Savage who starred as Kevin in the original Emmy-winning series. It chronicled Kevin Arnold’s growing pains in a turbulent period of U.S. history and weighs his relationships with family, friends and especially the winsome Winnie next door. The pensive, witty narration by the adult Kevin is voiced by Daniel Stern.
Based on the trials and tribulations of growing up in the midst of the Vietnam War, the Nixon era and the Space Race, the late-60s/early-70s-based show become a global comedy sensation.
The “Wonder Years” reboot was originally announced as being in development back in July. It will show how a black middle-class family in Montgomery, Alabama in the turbulent late 1960s, made sure it was The Wonder Years for them too. The series hails from writer and executive producer Saladin Patterson with Lee Daniels and Marc Velez of Lee Daniels Entertainment also executive producing. “Wonder Years” star Fred Savage will direct the pilot and executive produce. Neal Marlens, the original show’s creator, will serve as consultant.
The series depicts the social and family life of a boy in a typical American suburban middle-class family from 1968 to 1973, covering the ages of 12 through 17. Each year in the series takes place exactly 20 years before airing (1988 to 1993). The show’s plot centers on Kevin Arnold, son of Jack and Norma Arnold. Kevin’s father holds a management job at NORCOM, a defense contractor, while his mother is a housewife. Kevin also has an older brother, Wayne, and an older sister, Karen. Two of Kevin’s friends and neighbors are prominently featured throughout the series: his best friend, Paul Pfeiffer, and his crush-turned-girlfriend Gwendolyn “Winnie” Cooper. Storylines are told through Kevin’s reflections as an adult in his mid-30s..