Variety has confirmed that the reimagined “The Wonder Years” has been canceled at ABC after two seasons.
The new show, based on the 1988 series of the same name, followed a Black middle-class family in Montgomery, Alabama, through the point of view of 12-year-old Dean. As he looks back on his childhood with the wisdom of his adult years, Dean’s hopeful and humorous recollections show how his family found their “wonder years” during the late 1960s.
Don Cheadle narrated the series as adult Dean Williams. Among the cast were Elisha “EJ” Williams 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.
Lee Daniels and Marc Velez of Lee Daniels Entertainment executive produced the series along with the show’s original star, Fred Savage. Saladin Patterson serves as writer and executive producer. The series is produced by 20th Television, a division of Disney Television Studios.
“The Wonder Years” joins “Big Sky,” “Alaska Daily” and “The Company You Keep” among the many ABC’s canceled scripted series this year.
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