The Greatest American Hero is back. According to The Hollywood Reporter, ABC has ordered a female-led reboot of the ’80s TV show.
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.
From Fresh Off the Boat producers Rachna Fruchbom and Nahnatchka Khan, [su_abc]ABC[/su_abc]’s Greatest American Hero reboot will center on “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.”
This isn’t the first time a network has tried to resurrect The Greatest American Hero. In 2014, FOX ordered a remake from Phil Lord and Chris Miller, but the project didn’t make it past the pilot stage. And, in 1986, NBC produced a pilot with the show’s original cast called The Greatest American Heroine. The project was re-edited as an episode of the original series but never materialized as anything more than a one-off special.
What do you think? Have you seen The Greatest American Hero? Would you watch the reboot?