ABC finally has a hero. Deadline reports Hannah Simone will star in the network’s reboot pilot for The Greatest American Hero.
The original comedy-drama starred William Katt as Ralph Hinkley, a substitute teacher who acquires a super-powered suit that allows him to fight crime and injustice. The series ran on ABC from 1981 to 1983.
On The Greatest American Hero, Simone will play “Meera, a 30-year-old Indian-American woman from Cleveland, whose talents include tequila drinking and karaoke and not much else. Then some aliens entrust her with a super suit to protect the planet, and the world has never been in more unreliable hands.”
The ABC reboot comes from Fresh Off the Boat producers Rachna Fruchbom and Nahnatchka Khan.
What do you think? Do you remember The Greatest American Hero? Would you watch the reboot?