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FOX Scoops Up GREATEST AMERICAN HERO Pilot … Again

By on November 2, 2015
The Greatest American Hero

Image circa 1981, features (L-R) Connie Sellecca, William Katt and Robert Culp.

FOX has given a commitment to a Greatest American Hero pilot … again.

The pilot (and show, if given a green light) is a remake of the cult 1981 series of the same name, and will be similarly shot as a single camera comedy, in keeping with the original’s tone.

The pilot comes from Rick Famuyiwa, Phil Lord, Chris Miller and Tawnia McKiernan (daughter of original series producer Steven J. Cannell). Writing and directing duties will fall to Famuyiwa.

And if you’re wondering why this particular reboot news might sound familiar, it’s because Lord and Miller also were behind last year’s Greatest American Hero put pilot commitment, but with a different writer, Rodney Rothman at the helm.

The original series followed a high school teacher who accidentally inherited superpowers when aliens left him a super powered suit. The titular hero was never quite able to fully tap into the suit’s full potential due to an unfortunate accident in which he lost the instruction manual. However, that didn’t stop Ralf (William Katt) from flying, shrinking, and power-housing his way into and out of a series of adventures spanning 3 seasons on ABC.

Go on, admit it. You’re humming the theme tune, aren’t you?

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