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This reimagining of The Wonder Years by showrunner/writer Saladin Patterson follows the Williams’ Family. This time around, the father figure, Bill Williams, is a jazz/funk musician who teaches music at the collegiate level while also keeping his performance career alive with his own band. The characters & storyline loosely follow Patterson’s childhood and handles the tension of the late 60s with surprising care & levity, never softening the hard truths but always delivering laughs.
We were thrilled to join the team and start crafting a musical identity that paid homage to the original series but could stand on its’ own as a true character. Early on in their process Roahn & Jacob decided it would be cool to try to score the entire series with what could be Bill’s actual band. Rather than switching to something like piano and strings for somber moments or plucky strings for comedic moments, they wanted to keep the ensemble steady and explore what that could do.
This approach proved to be a great match for the tone of the new show, helping to draw the audience into the world of the Williams family. Th3rdstream has continued to record the same musicians in Brooklyn ever since their audition during the height of the pandemic.
As fans of the original series, everyone on the Th3rdstream team is deeply grateful to be involved with this show.
The opportunity to write a theme for the new series came in the midst of scoring the first season when music supervisor Burt Blacharach convinced the executive producers to give Roahn and Jacob a shot. The decision had been made that a new theme was needed to support the new story that drove this version of The Wonder Years.
Competition proved fierce, as the show-runners had reached out to some of the best songwriters and artists in the business. Jacob and Roahn wrote many, many tracks, but kept coming back to the first idea they had finished: a slow instrumental piece originally intended as underscore.
They bumped the tempo a few clicks and brought in songwriter and vocalist, Scotty Grand. Lyrics and melody ideas were hashed out and in short order, “All I Know” was born. The song impressed producers Saladin Patterson and Fred Savage and became the new theme song for The Wonder Years.