ABC’s The Wonder Years was one of the most popular TV shows during the late 80s and early 90s as many teenagers found the show very relatable. Now it seems the actor who will play the lead role in the reboot of the series has been chosen.
Elisha ‘EJ’ Williams will be playing the role of lead character Dean, a 12-year-old who is coming of age while being part of a middle-class black family in the late 1960s, which is the same era as the original series.
Williams will be acting alongside Saycon Sengbloh who will play the role of his mother, Lillian, in the show.
The new version of ABC’s coming-of-age comedy features Dave executive producer Saladin K. Patterson, Empire co-creator Lee Daniels, the star of the original series, Fred Savage, and 20th Century Fox TV. Fred Savage will be directing the pilot episode as well.
We will have to see whether the reboot will live up to the expectations that fans of the original series have.