Last year, ABC announced the return of the original series, “The Wonder Years,” for a second season, alongside popular comedies like “Home Economics” and “The Conners.” Fans of the show eagerly awaited its premiere, and after a long wait, the series is finally set to debut on ABC on June 14. To build anticipation, the network has released a new trailer, promising more laughs and an exciting summer ahead.
The Wonder Years Season 2 Overview
|Title||The Wonder Years Season 2 Trailer Released: Cast, Release, and Characters Details|
|Premise||A humorous coming-of-age comedy set in the late 1960s, following the Williams family’s experiences in Montgomery, Alabama|
|Developer||Saladin K. Patterson|
|Main Character||Dean Williams (portrayed by Elisha “EJ” Williams)|
|Season 2 Premiere Date||June 14, 2023|
|Streaming Platform||Hulu (episodes available for streaming the day after airing on ABC)|
Trailer Highlights the Coming-of-Age Comedy
The highly-anticipated trailer showcases the original coming-of-age comedy, narrating the story of the Williams family during the late 1960s. Through the perspective of 12-year-old Dean Williams (Elisha “EJ” Williams), the trailer begins with the thrilling time of the school year’s end and the onset of summer. It quickly establishes the tone for the upcoming season, promising plenty of laughter in a time of significant social change. The trailer also offers glimpses of family disagreements and the complexities of relationships that come with growing up. One thing is certain: the summer of ’69 will be an amazing experience for young Dean.
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Development and Characters
“The Wonder Years” is developed by Saladin K. Patterson, serving as a reimagining of the Emmy-winning retro series of the same name. The show revolves around Dean’s humorous recollections of his upbringing in a Black middle-class family in Montgomery, Alabama. It aims to shed light on the ups and downs of this experience, including the friendships, laughter, pains, and lessons that shape Dean’s journey. Serving as the narrator, Don Cheadle brings a touch of Chris Rock’s style from “Everybody Hates Chris” to the series.
Cast and Guest Stars
Joining Elisha “EJ” Williams in the cast are Dulé Hill as Bill Williams, Saycon Sengbloh as Lillian Williams, Laura Kariuki as Kim Williams, Julian Lerner as Brad Hitman, Amari O’Neil as Cory Long, and Milan Ray as Keisa Clemmons. Season 2 will also feature exciting guest stars, including Donald Faison (Psych, Scrubs), Titus Burgess (Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt), Jack McBrayer (30 Rock, Call Me Kat), Bradley Whitford (The Handmaid’s Tale, The West Wing), and Malcolm-Jamal Warner (The Resident). The season premiere will introduce Phoebe Robinson (Everything’s Trash, 2 Dope Queens) as Jackie, the infamous sister of Lillian Williams, portrayed by Sengbloh.
Noteworthy Addition: Patti LaBelle as Shirley Williams:
Legendary R&B artist Patti LaBelle will join the show for several episodes as Shirley Williams, Dean’s grandmother. Shirley is not only a sweet character but also the church’s choir director. She brings a different side to her character when the choir members don’t hit the right notes, adding an interesting dynamic to the series.
Release and Streaming Details
Season 2 of “The Wonder Years” premieres on Wednesday, June 14th, on ABC. The following day, all episodes of the season will be available for streaming on Hulu, providing viewers the opportunity to enjoy the nostalgic comedy at their convenience.
With its new trailer, “The Wonder Years” Season 2 promises to captivate audiences with its heartwarming storytelling, laughter, and engaging guest stars. The series, set in the 1960s, explores the joys and challenges of a Black middle-class family, as seen through the eyes of young Dean Williams. Fans of the show and newcomers alike can look forward to a summer filled with nostalgia and delightful entertainment.