'The Greatest American Hero' Reboot in the Works at FOX


'The Greatest American Hero' Reboot in the Works at FOX


The network has given a put pilot commitment to the new take on Stephen J. Cannell's 1980s sci-fi dramedy.

FOX is going to bring "The Greatest American Hero" back to life. The network has given a put pilot commitment to the remake of the 1980s action created by producer Stephen J. Cannell and starring William Katt.

Phil Lord and Chris Miller, directors of 2012's feature film "21 Jump Street", are developing the remake project. They will executive produce the hour-long action comedy alongside Cannell's daughter Tawnia McKiernan. Rodney Rothman, who worked with the directing duo on "22 Jump Street", is writing the pilot in addition to serving as exec producer.

The original TV series, which aired from 1981 to 1983, followed Katt's Ralph Hinkley, a schoolteacher who finds a suit which gives him superhuman abilities. Losing its instruction booklet, he has to learn how to use its powers by trial and error, often with comical results.

According to FOX, the new take will still have the same premise. At the same time, Ralph "also has to deal with a government handler who has very different objectives than him and struggles as to whether should use his newfound gifts to help others or just himself."

© AceShowbiz.com


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