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Believe it or not, The Greatest American Hero is coming back to TV

November 2nd, 2015 by Marc Comments

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For readers of a certain age The Greatest American Hero was a pretty big deal.

An now it’s going to try to become important to the next gene ratio too. Fox has ordered a pilot episode under the watchful eye of LEGO Movie and Jump Street duo Phil Lord and Chris Miller.

Deadline says: “the story of what happens when great power is not met with great responsibility. An ordinary man, completely content with being average, wakes up with a superpower suit he never asked for and has to deal with the complications it brings his life.”

Created by prolific writer/producer Stephen J. Cannell, the original series debuted in 1981 on ABC, starring William Katt as a school teacher who’s given a red suit by aliens that grants him superhuman abilities. However, he quickly loses the instruction book, leading him to discover the suit’s capabilities through trial and error. Robert Culp and Connie Sellecca co-starred on the show, which aired for three seasons.

Source: CBR

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Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….