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, 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?