The black-washed woke reboot!
Black family in Alabama during the civil rights era. Can't image what message they're sending!
While the original series starred Fred Savage and revolved around a white middle-class family in the 1960s suburbs, the Disney-owned network's new take focuses on how a Black middle-class family in Montgomery, Alabama, in the turbulent late '60s made sure it was "the wonder years" for them, too.
Comedy veteran Saladin K. Patterson (The Big Bang Theory, Frasier, The Bernie Mac Show) will pen the script and exec produce alongside Daniels and his Lee Daniels Entertainment banner president Marc Velez. Original series co-creator Neal Marlens is attached as a consultant. Savage, who broke out with The Wonder Years and has maintained a long career in Hollywood, will also exec produce and direct.