The Incredible Years reboot introduces a new family in the 1960s. The remodeled version of the series is starring a black family, and the first scenes were shown on Tuesday (18), in a teaser published by the broadcaster ABC, in the United States, on YouTube.
In the story, Dean (Elisha Williams) is a 12-year-old boy with ordinary everyday life in a middle-class family in the city of Montgomery, Alabama. The learnings and discoveries about life are remembered for their older version, with the voice of actor Don Cheadle, cast as the narrator of the plot.
Play, baseball game, bike ride, moments at school and scenes from the main family are part of the presentation video. The clip is accompanied by the song With a Little Help From My Friends, sung by Joe Cocker, who also served as the soundtrack for the original drama.
“These are the little things that you remember for a lifetime. The first hit, the first kiss, the first time your father lets you know that he is with you,” says the narrator as they go through the scenes.
In addition to Dean, the new protagonist family is formed by Bill (Dulé Hill), Lillian (Saycon Sengbloh) and Kim (Laura Kariuki).
Star of Incredible Years (1988-1993), Fred Savage is in charge of the project, along with Lee Daniels, one of the creators of Empire (2015-2020). Saladin K. Patterson, from the team of authors of The Big Bang Theory (2007-2019), wrote the script. The production has no release date yet.
Initially shown in Brazil by TV Cultura in the 1990s, the original attraction was a success. The series followed the life of Kevin Arnold (Savage), a white middle-class teenager between 1968 and 1973. Josh Saviano (Paul Pfeiffer) and Danica McKellar (Winnie Cooper) were also raised to child stars.
The series had 115 episodes. He won four Emmy Awards, including the best comedy in the first season. In all, there were 22 victories in various awards.
See the teaser of the Incredible Years reboot: