Fred Savage dropped from The Wonder Years remake after misconduct claims
Fred Savage has been dropped as director and executive producer of the remake of US comedy series The Wonder Years following complaints of misconduct.
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, starring Elisha “EJ” Williams as the main character Dean Williams and Don Cheadle as the show’s narrator.
In a report by Deadline, producer 20th Television said it had been made aware of allegations made against Savage and launched an investigation.
Following this, the decision was reportedly made to terminate his employment.
“Recently, we were made aware of allegations of inappropriate conduct by Fred Savage, and as is policy, an investigation was launched,” the company said in a statement shared with the US trade publication.
“Upon its completion, the decision was made to terminate his employment as an executive producer and director of The Wonder Years.”
No further 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 films such as The Princess Bride, Vice Versa and Austin Powers: Goldmember.
According to Deadline, The Wonder Years remake has not yet been renewed for a second season but it remains in contention.