The Wonder Years release date, cast, synopsis, trailer and more

THE WONDER YEARS - ÒPilotÓ Ð Inspired by the beloved award-winning series of the same name, ÒThe Wonder YearsÓ is a coming-of-age story set in the late 1960s that takes a nostalgic look at a black middle-class family in Montgomery, Alabama, through the point of view of imaginative 12-year-old Dean. With the wisdom of his adult years, DeanÕs hopeful and humorous recollections show how his family found their Òwonder yearsÓ in a turbulent time. (ABC/Erika Doss)DULƒ HILL, SAYCON SENGBLOH
THE WONDER YEARS - ÒPilotÓ Ð Inspired by the beloved award-winning series of the same name, ÒThe Wonder YearsÓ is a coming-of-age story set in the late 1960s that takes a nostalgic look at a black middle-class family in Montgomery, Alabama, through the point of view of imaginative 12-year-old Dean. With the wisdom of his adult years, DeanÕs hopeful and humorous recollections show how his family found their Òwonder yearsÓ in a turbulent time. (ABC/Erika Doss)DULƒ HILL, SAYCON SENGBLOH /
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This generation’s iteration of The Wonder Years is coming to a screen near you soon. Expect lots of laughter and a warmed heart as the American TV audience is introduced to the Williams family.

The series takes place in Montgomery, Alabama during the ’60s, so viewers can expect to be treated to the current events of the time involving the Civil Rights Movement. However, like the original, The Wonder Years is a coming-of-age story and a family drama.

It’s hard to know if a show will be appointment television just from the teaser alone, but The Wonder Years looks to be a series to make time for. One that could have us buzzing for years to come.

Here’s what we know about the show’s upcoming debut on ABC in the fall.

The Wonder Years release date

The Wonder Years premieres Wednesday, September 22 at 8:30 p.m. ET on ABC.

The Wonder Years cast

As reported by Deadline, the cast of The Wonder Years reboot is as follows:

Elisha Williams as Dean, a 12-year old who’s figuring out life from his place in the world and his family while navigating his own insecurities and awkwardness.

Don Cheadle as Adult Dean.

Dulé Hill as Bill, Dean’s dad. A music professor and a funk musician, he’s the coolest person his son knows. Bill also wants his family to be self-sufficient.

Saycon Sengbloh as Lillian, Dean’s mother. A whip-smart accountant who always knows the right thing to say. She’s got a kind heart and always puts her family first.

Laura Kariuki as Kim, Dean’s confident and popular sister who would rather use her intellect for something other than attending college.

Milan Ray as Keisa Clemmons, Dean’s crush who speaks her mind and never lets anyone step to her wrong.

Julian Lerner as Brad Hitman, Dean’s friend described as “the Pee Wee Reese to my Jackie Robinson. That is, if Pee Wee Reese were Jewish and Jackie Robinson couldn’t catch a fly ball.”

Amari O’Neil as Cory Long, Dean’s world-wise friend who’s often giving him advice about how to fit in and the way things work.

Allen Maldonado as Coach Long, Dean’s baseball coach who looks after the pre-teen boys a part of his team. He’s serious about their love for the game but is hesitant when it comes to change.

The Wonder Years synopsis

The synopsis via The Hollywood Reporter:

"[A] coming-of-age story set in the late 1960s that takes a nostalgic look at a Black middle-class family in Montgomery, Alabama, through the point-of-view of imaginative 12-year-old Dean. With the wisdom of his adult years, Dean’s hopeful and humorous recollections show how his family found their ‘wonder years’ in a turbulent time."

The Wonder Years trailer

Watch the trailer for The Wonder Years below:

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