ABC is bringing back The Wonder Years, putting in development a new take from Empire creator Lee Daniels, that will shift the focus to a Black middle class family in Alabama. The new version will be directed and executive produced by Fred Savage, who starred as Kevin Arnold in the original series.
Costumes, studio tapes, scripts and Polaroid photos from the show have been donated to the National Museum of American History by several people, including Fred Savage, who played Kevin Arnold, his mother and other cast members. The Wonder Years ran from 1988 to 1993 on ABC and was recently released on DVD. Curator Dwight Blocker Bowers said the show was “meticulously designed” to recall the American experience in a turbulent time of the 1960s through the simple moments of growing up in a suburban town.