Why Saladin K. Patterson set the "Wonder Years" reboot in Montgomery during the Civil Rights Movement

Most people probably wouldn't think to set a sitcom in Montgomery in Alabama in 1968, but when he was tasked with rebooting the "Wonder Years," Saladin K. Patterson drew on what he knew. He grew up in Alabama's capital city in the 1970s and 80s and knows how to find the comedy and drama in the lives of the people who lived outside of the spotlight during the years after integration. On the Reckon Interview, he discusses the new show and what it took to get the details right.


The Wonder Years airs on ABC on Wednesday nights at 8:30/7:30 CT.


 

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