Hannah Simone (“New Girl”) has scored the title role in ABC’s single-camera comedy pilot reimagining of 1981 TV cult classic “The Greatest American Hero”.
The new take comes from “Fresh Off the Boat” pair Rachna Fruchbom and Nahnatchka Khan and features a gender switch of the lead protagonist with William Katt’s white male switched out for an Indian-American woman.
Simone plays Meera, a thirty-year-old woman who loves tequila and karaoke and has spent her life searching and failing to find meaning, much to the chagrin of her traditional Indian-American family.
An inexplicable event occurs that will change the course of her life forever: she is entrusted with a super suit to protect the planet. Meera may have finally found purpose, but the world has never been in more unreliable hands.
Fruchbom, Khan, Tawnia McKiernan and Mandy Summers will executive produce.