Monday, March 15, 2021

Development News - Elisha "EJ" Williams Set as New Young Lead in 'The Wonder Years' Reboot; Plus 2 More Updates!

Development News - March 15, 2021

ABC's The Wonder Years; HBO Max's OK Boomer; and Showtime's Let the Right One In.

  • Elisha "EJ" Williams will play the young lead on the comedy pilot written by Saladin Patterson. His guest credits include Nickelodeon's Henry Danger and Danger Force.
  • He will play Dean, an inquisitive and hopeful 12-year-old kid coming of age in a turbulent time. It's 1968 in Montgomery, Alabama - and Dean is trying to figure out his place within his Black family and the world at large. Though a little insecure, a tad awkward and a bit self-conscious, he is determined to make his mark on the world around him.
  • Devere Rogers has booked a series regular role on the comedy pilot starring Patti LuPone and Erinn Hayes. He previously recurred on IFC's Sherman's Showcase. He also appeared in the 2020 feature film My Spy.
  • He will play Russell, the youngest of Barbara's (LuPone) children and half-brother to Sarah (Hayes) from an affair Barbara had with his dad.
  • LET THE RIGHT ONE IN (Drama) - Inspired by the 2004 novel by John Ajvide Lindqvist and its 2008 film adaptation. Starring Demián Bichir (The Bridge). Written by Away creator Andrew Hinderaker. Directed by Seith Mann. Executive produced by Hinderaker, Mann, Marty Adelstein and Becky Clements. Produced by Tomorrow Studios. Logline: The lives of Mark (Bichir) and his 12-year-old daughter were changed forever 10 years earlier when she was turned into a vampire. Locked in at age 12, perhaps forever, Eleanor lives a closed-in life, able to go out only at night, while her father does his best to provide her with the minimal amount of human blood she needs to stay alive.