1980s Cult Favorite to Get a Reboot

Aug 29, 2014  •  Post A Comment

A TV series from the 1980s that became a cult classic is being brought back in a reboot. Writing on Deadline.com, Nellie Andreeva reports exclusively that the Stephen J. Cannell series “The Greatest American Hero” is in the works for a new series at Fox.

“The network has given a put pilot commitment to ‘The Greatest American Hero,’ a new take on the 1981 sci-fi dramedy, which is being shepherded by ‘The Lego Movie’ writers-directors Phil Lord and Chris Miller and 20th Century Fox TV,” Andreeva writes. “Lord and Miller will executive produce the hourlong action comedy alongside Cannell’s daughter, television director Tawnia McKiernan.”

The original series starred William Katt and Robert Culp, and aired on ABC from 1981-1983.


The 1980s version

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