Year of wonder Shorner, writer and executive producer Saladin K. Patterson says he initially hesitated to lead a revival of the favorite 1980s comedy of the same name.
However, instead of calling it “The Black Wonder Years”, Patterson said he saw the ABC series as an opportunity to bring more representation of a black family to the screen. On Saturday, Patterson joined Year of wonder Starring EJ Williams, Dooley Hill and Saikan Sengbloh for Deadline Contesting Television Events to Discuss New Chapters Year of wonder World.
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“It simply came to our notice then [family] That’s the unit on television, ”Hill, who plays the family’s father, Bill Williams, told moderator Rosie Cordero.
Written by Patterson and directed by Fred Savage, the classic family comedy-drama revival of the 1980s is set in the same era as the original. How Williams, a black middle-class family in Montgomery, AL, confirmed in the late 1960’s that it was a wonderful year for them too.
For Sengbloh, who plays Lillian Williams, the mother, Year of wonder There was an opportunity to portray “different versions of black women”.
“Not everything can always be a music video … to see a professional mother trying to explain a magazine to her son …[is] Very normal and normal, ”he said. “We are not a monolith.”
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During the panel, star EJ Williams talked about portraying Dean Williams, Patterson teased an upcoming “Wink and Node and Respect” in the original series and whether Year of wonder Can be a feature Psych Hill and reunion with former co-star James Road.
“I’ll talk to him first,” Patterson said. “I think it will be a welcome reunion.”
Patterson and Savage executive production with Lee Daniels and Mark Velez through Lee Daniels Entertainment. Neil Marlens, co-producer of the original series, worked as a consultant. The 20th television is the studio.
Year of wonder Broadcast on ABC.
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