‘Black Monday’ will play the adult version of the main character in the Star Pilot.
It has been described by ABC’s Wonder Years reboot. Don Cheadle will play the adult version of the show’s lead character, Dean, as a pilot in 1968, which focuses on a black family in Montgomery, Alabama.
Elisha “EJ” Williams plays the role of 12-year-old Dean in the pilot – a curious and optimistic child who is coming of age in a turbulent time and trying to find his place within his family and in the larger world Used to be. The adult version of Dean, as voiced by Don Cheadle, is a new grandfather looking back at childhood.
The show’s cast also includes Senk Sengloh as Dal Hill and Dean’s parents and Laura Kariuki as her older sister. Daniel Stern narrated the original Wonder Years, which ran from 1988–93 and was starred by Fred Savage – who is directing the reboot and is one of its executive producers.
Patterson (The Big Bang Theory, The Bernie Mac Show) of Saladin produced the pilot and executive with Lee Daniels Entertainment and Savage’s Lee Daniels and Mark Velez. Neil Marlens, who co-produced the original series, is a consultant.
Don Cheadle currently stars in Showtime’s Black Monday. Oscar and Amy Nominee played the role of James Rhodes in the Marvel Cinematic Universe; Other credits include House of Lies, Ocean Franchise, and Devil in a Blue Dress. She is retaken by UTA and Approach.