The first teaser trailer for ABC’s The Wonder Years reboot is out and it puts the spotlight on the show’s main character, Dean Williams (Elisha Williams).
Set in the late 1960s, The Wonder Years takes a nostalgic look at the Williamses, a Black middle-class family in Montgomery, Alabama, through the point of view of imaginative 12-year-old Dean. Don Cheadle lends his voice as the narrator for the series as Dean’s adult counterpart.
“It’s the little things that you remember all your life – your first hit, your first kiss, the first time that your dad lets you know that he sees you. Well, I still hadn’t had the other two but boy did that third one feels good,” says Cheadle in the trailer as it shows shots of Dean riding a bike, hanging out with his friends at school, staring at his crush, dancing with his family at home, and of course, playing baseball.
Aside from Dean, the 30-second clip also offers glimpses of his mother Lillian (Saycon Sengbloh), his father Bill (Dulé Hill), and his sister Kim (Laura Kariuki). Also starring in the coming-of-age comedy series are Keisa Clemmons as apple of Dean’s eyes, and Julian Lerner and Amari O’Neil as Dean’s friends, Brad and Cory, respectively.
Joe Cocker’s rendition of The Beatles’ With a Little Help from My Friends plays over the entire 30-second promo video.
Inspired by the 1988 series of the same name, The Wonder Years reboot hails from Lee Daniels, Saladin K. Patterson, and original The Wonder Years star, Fred Savage. Daniels is the director of the pilot written by Patterson. Savage is also set to direct some episodes.
The Wonder Years reboot doesn’t have an exact release date yet, but it is currently scheduled to air on Wednesdays at 8:30 p.m. ET on ABC as a fall entry in the network’s 2021–22 television season.