Scenes from “The Wonder Years” movies on historic Dexter Avenue in Montgomery

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MONTGOMERY, Alabama (WSFA) – It’s the lights, cameras and action in downtown Montgomery as film crews and actors take to historic Dexter Avenue to film scenes from the reboot of “The Wonder Years “.

Modern vehicles gave way to classic 1960s cars in parking lots near the Capitol and the historic King Memorial Baptist Church on Dexter Avenue.

Police blocked several downtown streets to facilitate production crews.

Thursday and Friday, the production will move to Eastdale Mall where sets have already been staged.

Saladin Patterson, an executive producer of the show, as well as a native of Montgomery, says that like the original show, the reboot is a coming-of-age story of a 12-year-old boy and his family who have grew up in the 60s, but from a different perspective. The series follows the life of a middle-class black family of the time against the backdrop of Montgomery.

Actors can be seen at the door of the historic Dexter Avenue King Memorial Baptist Church as local filming takes place for the reboot of “The Wonder Years.”(Source: WSFA 12 News)

Most of the series is shot in Atlanta, but some scenes are produced locally, like the ones scheduled for this week. The crews are working and the cast can be seen in their period clothes as they prepare for their lines for an upcoming episode.

Meanwhile, in Los Angeles, talks continue for a strike planned by the union that’s 60,000 film and television crew members on ongoing productions across the country. The International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees International says it wants fair and safe working conditions.

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