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.