Lead Cast for ABC’s ‘Greatest American Hero’ Reboot

Feb 12, 2018  •  Post A Comment

ABC has found its “Greatest American Hero,” with Deadline reporting that the title role in the reboot will be played by “New Girl’s” Hannah Simone.

The single-camera comedy pilot comes from the “Fresh Off the Boat” duo of Rachna Fruchbom and Nahnatchka Khan.

“In the reimagining with a gender switch of [Stephen] J. Cannell’s 1981 cult classic, the unlikely (super)hero at the center, played by William Katt in the original, is being reconceived as an Indian-American woman,” Deadline notes.

The report adds: “Written by Fruchbom, ‘The Greatest American Hero’ centers around Meera (Simone), 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.”


  1. Hi, it’s actually *Stephen* J. Cannell.

    • They just quoted the Deadline article. Go complain to Nellie Andreeva, its writer. dL

  2. ^They fixed it. But it was Nellie Andreeva at Deadline who botched it. B!tch to her. dL

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