ABC's GREATEST AMERICAN HERO Female-Led Reboot Gets Pilot Order

The Greatest American Hero
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Fresh Off The Boat showrunner Nahnatchka Khan's planned reboot of 1980s superhero comedy The Greatest American Hero has been given a pilot order at ABC, according to Entertainment Weekly.

The new version will focus on a woman named Meera, a somewhat aimless 30-something who, like the original show's protagonist Ralph Hinkley, is granted an alien suit that gives her super powers.

Here's how EW describes the series:

"The Greatest American Hero centers around Meera, a 30-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 Meera’s 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. " 

The Greatest American Hero does not yet have a projected release date, and no cast has been announced.

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