Fred Savage dropped The Wonder Years remake after misconduct allegations | Ents & Arts News

Fred Savage has been dropped as director and executive producer of the remake of American comedy series The Wonder Years following misconduct complaints.

Former child actor Savage starred as protagonist Kevin Arnold in the original series in the late 1980s and early 90s.

The beloved series was rebooted in 2021, with Elisha “EJ” Williams as lead character Dean Williams and Don Cheadle as the show’s narrator.

In a report by Deadline, producer 20th Television said they were made aware of the allegations against Savage and have launched an investigation.

Following this, the decision was reportedly made to terminate his employment.

“Recently, we became aware of allegations of inappropriate conduct by Fred Savage, and as required by policy, an investigation has been initiated,” the company said in a statement shared with the US trade publication.

“Upon completion, the decision was made to terminate his employment as executive producer and director of The Wonder Years.”

No other details of the complaints were shared.

Savage is also known for other television series, including Boy Meets World, The Grinder, and Friends From College, and movies such as The Princess Bride, Inside Out, and Austin Powers: Goldmember.

According to Deadline, The Wonder Years remake has yet to be renewed for a second season, but it remains in the running.

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