Wednesday, March 24, 2021

Development News - Milan Ray, Julian Lerner and Amari O'Neil Set as Young Cast in 'The Wonder Years' Reboot

Development News - March 24, 2021

ABC's The Wonder Years.

  • Milan Ray, Julian Lerner and Amari O'Neil will co-star on the comedy pilot starring DulĂ© Hill and Saycon Sengbloh. Ray appeared in the Amazon film Troop Zero and recurred on BET's Boomerang. Lerner appeared in the Netflix film Yes Day. O'Neil has guest starred on ABC's Grey's Anatomy, Amazon's Goliath and The CW's All American.
  • Ray will play Keisa Clemmons, the apple of Dean's (Elisha "EJ" Williams) eye. She's confident, smart, self-possessed and not afraid to speak her mind and doesn't take any guff from anyone.
  • Lerner will play Brad Hitman, a smart, good-natured kid with a sense of humor. He's described by Adult Dean as "the Pee Wee Reese to my Jackie Robinson. That is, if Pee Wee Reese were Jewish and Jackie Robinson couldn't catch a fly ball."
  • O'Neil will play Cory Long, who had everything figured out when he hit puberty on the early side. He knows a whole lot more about fitting in than Dean does - and constantly offers Dean advice.