The Greatest American Hero is getting a female-led reboot on ABC, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The outlet reports that the new series will be a single-camera, half-hour comedy “that follows Meera, a 30-year-old Indian-American woman from Cleveland, Ohio, whose talents include drinking tequila, singing karaoke and not much else.” The pilot was penned by Fresh Off the Boat writer-producer Rachna Fruchbom, who executive produces alongside FOTB showrunner/creator Nahnatchka Khan and Tawnia McKiernan.
The original Greatest American Hero was an hour-long drama that aired for four seasons on ABC from 1981-83. It starred William Katt as Ralph, a mild-mannered teacher who suddenly finds himself in possession of a super suit granted to him by aliens, which leads him to take up a career of fighting crime. The series once even dabbled with a female version of the hero in a season 3 episode “The Greatest American Heroine,” where Ralph attempts to find a successor for his suit.
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