As ABC gears up for the premiere of The Wonder Years reboot, the cast of the original series will be returning! Some of the cast members will be guest-starring on different ABC sitcoms. The Wonder Years reboot, starring Elisha “EJ” Williams, premieres on Sept. 22nd at 8:30 p.m.
Dan Lauria, who played Jack Arnold in the original series, will guest star on The Goldbergs at 8 p.m. on the same evening. Fred Savage, who played the star Kevin Arnold, will appear on The Conners, while Danica McKellar (Winnie Cooper) will appear on Home Economics.
The original ‘Wonder Years’ stars return to celebrate the reboot on ABC
Fred is also an executive producer on the new reboot series. The show will be set in the 1960s in Montgomery, Alabama. Creator and executive producer Saladin K. Patterson shared, “We want to really take opportunity to show a part of Black, middle class life that had not been seen before. Usually, when you talk about the late ’60s, it’s talking about the struggle in the civil rights movement and things like that, that are very valid and a part of our story as well.”
He added, “The difference between now and the late ’90s, early 2000s does not seem to be as different as when the original came out and you were looking from ’88 to ’68. And so, we really gravitated towards sticking to the universe — ‘The Wonder Years’ universe — and sticking to that original time, really looking at this Black, middle class perspective during that time because we haven’t really seen that represented on TV and film before.”
Watch the trailer for The Wonder Years reboot below: