In 2015 news emerged of a remake of 1981 hit The Greatest American Hero, which starred William Katt as a school teacher who found a superhero suit with powers he struggled to control.
At the time it was under the watch of writer-director Rick Famuyiwa (Dope) plus Phil Lord & Chris Miller (21 Jump Street) and director Tawnia McKiernan, daughter of original creator Stephen J. Cannell.
Now the project is headed to pilot as a single camera series but from a different team, with an unexpected take…. the central character will be Meera, an Indian-American woman from Cleveland whose talents include tequila drinking, 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.
The new take comes from writer-producer Rachna Fruchbom (Fresh Off the Boat) to be co-produced by ABC Studios.
FOX and 20th TV previously attempting a version with writer Rodney Rothman.