'The Wonder Years' Reboot: Release Date, Cast, Trailer and Plot

Classic 1980s sitcom The Wonder Years is getting the reboot treatment with a brand new series inspired by the original coming to ABC.

The 2021 iteration of the show is helmed by Saladin K. Patterson, and it focuses on Black middle-class family the Williams, and their lives in Montgomery, Alabama.

Its predecessor followed teen Kevin Arnold (Fred Savage) and his life with his family in the 1960s and early 1970s.

Original star Savage has returned to The Wonder Years reboot, this time in the role of director and executive producer.

Here is everything you need to know about the new series.

When is The Wonder Years reboot out?

Like the original show, The Wonder Years will be airing weekly on ABC, who confirmed they had given it a series order in May 2021.

The reboot will have its premiere on September 22 at 8.30pm (7.30 ct), and the pilot episode was directed by Savage and written by Patterson.

Who will star in The Wonder Years reboot?

Elisha "EJ" Williams takes on the title role of Dean Williams, with Don Cheadle voicing an older version of his character who narrates the show.

Saycon Sengbloh portrays Dean's mother Lillian, while Dulé Hill is set to play his father Bill and Laura Kariuki stars as his sister Kim.

Meanwhile, Julian Lerner and Amari O'Neil will play Dean's friends Brad Hitman and Cory Long, respectively.

Milan Ray is playing Keisa Clemmons, who is the apple of Dean's eye, while Allen Maldonado rounds off the regular cast as baseball coach, Coach Long.

The Wonder Years reboot cast
(L-R) Amari O’Neil as Cory Long, Milan Ray as Keisa Clemmons, Elisha Williams as Dean Williams, Saycon Sengbloh as Lillian Williams, Dulé Hill as Bill Williams, Laura Kariuki as Kim Williams, and Julian Lerner as Brad Harper in "The Wonder Years". Matt Sayles/ABC

What happens in The Wonder Years reboot?

The Wonder Years reboot is told through the eyes of 12-year-old Dean, and examines him and his family's life in the late 1960s.

At a panel at the Television Critics Association in August, as reported by Deadline, the cast confirmed key events, like the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr. will be tackled on the show.

Elisha reflected on the plot, saying: "Being able to look back at that time and learn about it and then reenact it—I'm not gonna lie, I cried.

"Dean's perspective and me learning were two different situations. For me, it was hard to process even though I've already learned about the era but when you're deep into a situation you think of things you'd never have thought of before like the death of Dr. King."

Is there a trailer for The Wonder Years reboot?

Yes, a trailer for The Wonder Years reboot was released in August and it teased Dean's life in high school.

It also shared a closer look at his romantic interest in Keisa, and his desire to play on a baseball team that included both his Black and White classmates.

The Wonder Years premieres on September 22 on ABC, and it will also be available to stream on Hulu.