Recently it was reported that 20th Television was working on a new reboot of the classic 80’s show “The Wonder Years” for ABC.

Deadline has reported that Saycon Sengbloh has been cast as a lead in the ABC reboot of The Wonder Years.  She has previously starred in “Scandal” and “Respect”.

In the new rebooted series, Saycon Sengbloh will be playing Lillian Williams, who is the mother of the family and works as a full-time accountant.  She is described as being smart, kind, and has a good sense of humor.

This new version will focus on how a Black middle-class family in Montgomery, Alabama, lived in the turbulent late ’60s.

Saladin K Patterson is writing the script and will be an executive producer on the series, along with Marc Velez and Lee Daniels.   With “The Wonder Years” original star Fred Savage also working as an executive producer for the show and will be directing the pilot.  He has previously directed episodes of “The Goldberg’s”, “The Connors”, “2 Broke Girls” and many more.

“The Wonder Years” originally ran for 6 seasons from 1988 to 1983 and told the story of Kevin (Fred Savage) in the 1960s trying to cope with the bizarre world of a teenager.

With the series heading to ABC in the United States, should the series get the go-ahead, new episodes will drop onto Hulu, while international the show is likely to be a “Star Original” on Disney+ since its being created by 20th Television Studios.

Are you excited for a “The Wonder Years” reboot?


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  1. obisgirl March 6, 2021

    Um, I think the original show started in 1983 and ended in 1988. The years were flipped.