ABC orders reboot of The Wonder Years and hip-hop drama Queens

The Wonder Years und Queens (c) ABC

Two new drama series have been ordered from the network broadcaster ABC: the planned reboot of The Wonder Years, which was developed by Empire creator Lee Daniels, and Queens, a story set in the hip-hop cosmos.

Good news for fans of The Wonder Years: The planned reboot at ABC is actually going into series. The Empire creator Lee Daniels, who is behind the new edition, which this time revolves around a black family, has received the official okay from the network. And another new drama was ordered as part of the Upfronts: Queens – a series about four women who are in their 40s who stir up the hip-hop game.

That’s what The Wonder Years is all about

At the center of the family drama is a middle-class black family from Montgomery, Alabama. The story takes place in the sixties, so of course racism will play a big role. The story is told through the eyes of twelve year old Dean (Elisha Williams). Psych star Dule Hill and Saycon Sengbloh (In the Dark) play the boy’s parents, Bill and Lillian. Laura Kariuki (Black Lightning) is meanwhile set as his sister Kim.

Don Cheadle (Black Monday) also speaks the adult Dean from the voiceover. Namely, he remembers his special childhood, just like in the original series, which ran between 1988 and 1993. At that time, Fred Savage played the young protagonist. In this country the series is also known under the title “Wonderful years“.

That’s what Queens is about

Queens revolves around a hip hop group that was once successful in the nineties. Its members, four women in their forties, want to know it again and are getting together again. Can you use your so-called “Swagger“Recapture from back then or do you make a fool of yourself? Incidentally, a premise that is very reminiscent of the new Peacock comedy Girls5Eva …

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The main roles are played by the two musicians Eve and Brandy and the actresses Naturi Naughton (Power) and Nadine Velazquez (My Name is Earl). Taylor Sele and Pepi Sonuga (Famous in Love) are also in the cast. The series is created by Scandal writer Zahir McGhee.

ABC has also ordered the two comedies Maggie and Abbott Elementary at the same time. About the fate of the projects “Epic“, „National Parks Investigation“, „Dark Horse“, „Promised Land” and “Triage“Has yet to be decided. “Adopted“, „Black Don’t Crack“, „Bucktown” and “Acts of Crime“Have already been given up.


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