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‘The Wonder Years’ Season 2 Release Moves To Summer, Guest Cast Revealed

According to Variety, “The Wonder Years” Season 2 will release on ABC this summer.  The network announced its midseason series premiere dates today and the second season of the series was not included in the line-up.  A premiere date for the show will be announced later.

Inspired by the beloved award-winning series of the same name, “The Wonder Years” is a coming-of-age story set in the late 1960s that takes a nostalgic look at a black middle-class family in Montgomery, Alabama, through the point of view of imaginative 12-year-old Dean. With the wisdom of his adult years, Dean’s hopeful and humorous recollections show how his family found their “wonder years” in a turbulent time.

“The Wonder Years” stars Don Cheadle, narrating the series as Adult Dean Williams, Elisha “EJ” Williams as Dean Williams, 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.

ABC has confirmed a list of guest stars for the second season.  Besides previously announced guest Patti LaBelle, the show will also welcome Wayne Brady, Tituss Burgess, Donald Faison, Phoebe Robinson and Bradley Whitford, among others.

According to Variety:

Brady will play Melvin, described as “Bill’s older brother, a blowhard who is super-successful and insufferably smug about it, including being favored by their father.” Burgess will guest as Lonnie, “a drag performer with Southern roots who befriends Bill and Dean when they’re in New York.”

Faison will appear as Terrence, “Cliff’s (Allen Maldonado)  gregarious frat brother and real estate agent. Since the housing act passed, he is pushing hard for Cliff to be among the first Black families to buy a house in Eastdale, an all-white neighborhood.” Robinson is Jackie, “Lillian’s younger sister and Kim and Dean’s favorite aunt.  A mischief maker and rule breaker who’s usually a magnet for trouble.” Whitford is Alan, “Dean’s music teacher, who surprises Bill with his knowledge of the jazz music scene.”

Saladin K. Patterson serves as showrunner and executive producer alongside Lee Daniels, Bob Daily and Jacque Edmonds Cofer. 20th Television, a part of Disney Television Studios, is the studio.

“The Wonder Years” is available on Disney+ in many other countries including the United States, United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia, and New Zealand. The series is also available to stream on Hulu in the United States.

Source: Variety

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