I am really looking forward to the reboot of The Wonder Years. The original series was so good and the casting for the reboot has been amazing.
It was previously announced that Elisha Williams had booked the lead role of Dean. The news was delivered to him by the original series star, Fred Savage. Also cast was Dule Hillas the family matriarch Bill and Saycon Sengbloh, who will play family matriarch Lillian.
The reboot will take place in, “1968 Montgomery, Alabama, as the middle-class Williams family tries to make sure these are the Wonder Years for them, too. Dean, an inquisitive and hopeful 12-year-old, is trying to figure out his place within his Black family and the world at large, while coming of age in a turbulent time.”
If you’re familiar with the original you know that the show needs to have a narrator. And the narrator is one of my favorite parts of any show. It feels like a mystery character that I love. Even though with this show, I know that the narrator is the grown up version of the main character.
And who will the narrator be?
Don Cheadle has been tapped to play adult Dean Williams. Damn, I love his voice and I am so excited to hear his voice on this show.