‘Wonder Years’ reboot teaser hits some familiar notes

From left, the Williams family played by Dule Hill, Saycon Sengbloh, Elisha Williams and Laura Kariuki live in the '60s. Photo courtesy of ABC

May 18 (UPI) — ABC released the first teaser of the network’s “Wonder Years” reboot ahead of their Upfront presentation to advertisers. The new series features a Black family growing up in the ’60s.

The teaser includes Joe Cocker’s rendition of “With a Little Help From My Friends” which served as the theme song of the original series. It shows Elisha Williams riding his bike down the neighborhood street as his older self (Don Cheadle) remembers.

“It’s the little things that you remember all your life,” Cheadle says.

The teaser continues to show Williams playing baseball and pining after a classroom crush. It ends when his father (Dule Hill) comes to watch him play baseball.

Fred Savage and Lee Daniels announced their “Wonder Years” reboot in July 2020. Savage starred in the original series as Kevin Arnold.

“The Wonder Years” ran for six seasons from 1988 to 1993. A modern-day Kevin Arnold (voice of Daniel Stern) reminisced about growing up in the ’60s and ’70s, having milestone moments like first loves while tumultuous historical events occurred.

Saladin K. Patterson created the new “Wonder Years” and executive produces with Savage and Daniels. Savage directed the pilot.

ABC says “The Wonder Years” is coming soon.


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