FOX has officially given a pilot production commitment to the single-camera sci-fi dramedy series “Greatest American Hero,” a remake of the classic 1981 superhero TV series.
“Dope” writer-director Rick Famuyiwa is teaming with “21 Jump Street” and “The LEGO Movie” writer/directors Phil Lord & Chris Miller on this new take on Steven J. Cannell’s gamed show about an ordinary man who is given a superpower suit he never asked for and must deal with the complications it brings to his life.
Miller, Lord, Seth Cohen and Tawnia McKiernan will executive produce the series and a casting director has been hired to find a leading man. This marks Lord, Miller and McKiernan’s second attempt at a remake of the show following a failed attempt last season that had Rodney Rothman on board.
William Katt and Robert Culp starred in the original series which ran for three seasons on ABC and featured one of TV’s most memorable theme songs.