The project comes from Bob Brush, who won an Emmy for his writing on The Wonder Years and envisions this pilot as a companion piece to the earlier series — not a remake, just a show with a similar feel set 20 years post-Kevin Arnold. A couple of other notable things about it:
- In addition to the Wonder Years tone, the show is being described as Fast Times at Ridgemont High meets The Ice Storm.
- Among those who have signed on to produce is Arrested Development's Mitchell Hurwitz.
My first thought was, "Sounds like Freaks and Geeks with a voiceover." But having tossed it around for a while, I think this show could be a great idea. After all, I watched the '60s-set Wonder Years while growing up in the '80s; now, 20 years later, why shouldn't today's tweens get to connect with a next-generation Kevin and Winnie?
Do you think a Wonder Years-style show about the '80s has potential?