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The Greatest American Hero reboot gets female lead character and Pilot order

September 9th, 2017 by Marc Comments

Well, here we go again. Merely hours after the news of a Buffy reboot (here) we now have news of another reboot…

Yes, The Greatest American Hero is getting a new series at ABC with a fresh lick of paint and gender as this time it will be about a female hero.

The role was originally played by William Katt (above) but this time will feature Meera, an Indian-American woman from Cleveland “whose talents include tequila drinking and karaoke and not much else. Then some aliens entrust her with a super suit to protect the planet, and the world has never been in more unreliable hands.”

It has a pilot order already in place.

The original  ABC series ran from 1980 to 1983 and tells the story of a teacher who gains superpowers when he is chosen by aliens to be earth’s new superhero protector.

So there you have it, The Greatest American Hero is coming back… wonder will Buffy be played by a man this time out?

Let us know your thoughts, gang…

Source: Deadline

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….