The Surprise Years To Be Rebooted With A Black Household By ABC
The Surprise Years ran for six seasons from 1988 to 1993 on ABC. The present starred Fred Savage as Kevin Arnold, an adolescent rising up through the 60s and 70s. The present additionally starred Dan Lauria as Kevin’s father, Alley Mills as his mom, Olivia d’Abo as his older sister, Jason Hervey as Kevin’s older brother, Josh Saviano as his greatest pal, and Danica McKellar as his teenage crush from subsequent door. ABC is now transferring ahead with a reboot of the sequence instructed from a special perspective, that of a black household throughout the identical time interval dwelling in Montgomery, Alabama.
Empire co-creator Lee Daniels is on board as the chief producer, with The Huge Bang Concept’s Saladin Okay. Patterson because the showrunner. Unique sequence co-creator Neal Marlens is on board as a guide. Fred Savage has additionally dedicated to be a director and govt producer, regardless that prior to now he had been towards reviving the present.
The sequence description as given by ABC is “How a black middle-class household in Montgomery, Alabama within the turbulent late 1960’s, the identical period as the unique sequence, made positive it was The Surprise Years for them too.”
The unique sequence lined lots of the occasions of the time throughout its run, and by setting the brand new sequence in Alabama, there are many historic occasions it may cowl as nicely, together with Martin Luther King’s march from Selma to Montgomery in 1965.
ABC has given no timeline for the sequence to be produced, or after they count on it to air, however with restrictions nonetheless in place as a result of pandemic, we would not have the ability to see this new reboot till subsequent yr.