FOX has given a put pilot commitment to a reboot of the classic 1981 sci-fi comedy/drama “The Greatest American Hero”
“The LEGO Movie” writers-directors Phil Lord and Chris Miller are set to executive produce the hourlong action comedy alongside television director Tawnia McKiernan, daughter of the original show’s producer Steven J. Cannell.
Rodney Rothman, who worked on the script for “22 Jump Street” with Lord and Miller, will pen the series which will chronicle inner-city teacher Isaac’s adventures after his discovery of a superhero suit which gives him superhuman abilities.
Unfortunately for Isaac, he hates wearing the suit, and has to learn how to use its powers by trial and error because he quickly misplaces the suit’s instructions. He also has to deal with a government handler who has very different objectives than him.
William Katt and Robert Culp starred in the original series which is best remembered for Katt’s charming everyman lead along with the iconic theme song “Believe It or Not”.