Following the huge success of the recent reboot of “The Wonder Years”, unfortunately, we are going to have to wait a little longer for the second season, as ABC has announced that the series will now return next summer, though no exact release date has been revealed.
Inspired by the beloved award-winning series of the same name, “The Wonder Years” is a new original coming-of-age comedy that tells the story of the Williams family during the late 1960s, all through the point of view of imaginative 12-year-old Dean. With the wisdom of his adult years, Dean’s hopeful and humorous recollections of his past spotlight the ups and downs of growing up in a Black middle-class family in Montgomery, Alabama, and the friendship, laughter and lessons along the way.
The first season was initially released on ABC and Hulu, before being added to Disney+ in the US earlier this year. The series is also released as a Star Original around the world on Disney+.
ABC has also confirmed a list of guest stars for Season 2, which will include:
Wayne Brady will play Melvin, described as “Bill’s older brother, a blowhard who is super-successful and insufferably smug about it, including being favored by their father.”
Tituss Burgess will guest as Lonnie, “a drag performer with Southern roots who befriends Bill and Dean when they’re in New York.”
Donald Faison will appear as Terrence, “Cliff’s (Allen Maldonado) gregarious frat brother and real estate agent. Since the housing act passed, he is pushing hard for Cliff to be among the first Black families to buy a house in Eastdale, an all-white neighborhood.”
Phoebe Robinson is Jackie, “Lillian’s younger sister and Kim and Dean’s favorite aunt. A mischief maker and rule breaker who’s usually a magnet for trouble.”
Bradley Whitford is Alan, “Dean’s music teacher, who surprises Bill with his knowledge of the jazz music scene.”
“The Wonder Years” stars Don Cheadle, narrating the series as Adult Dean Williams, 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, Saladin K. Patterson, Fred Savage and Marc Velez serve as executive producers. The series is produced by 20th Television, a part of Disney Television Studios.
Are you looking forward to the return of “The Wonder Years”?
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