A cult favorite superhero from the ’80s is flying into people’s hearts and television screens. According to Deadline, “The Greatest American Hero” will be remade by FOX. Read on to learn more about this story.
The Steven J. Cannell hit, according to TV Line, chronicles the life and adventures of a teacher named Ralph Hinkley, portrayed by William Katt, who gets a special suit from some aliens, which give him superpowers. However, he accidentally misplaces the instructions to the suit, causing him to get into all kinds of trouble, as he has to test out the capabilities of the suit by himself. He is joined in his adventures and misadventures by FBI Agent Bill Maxwell, who was portrayed by Robert Culp. Connie Selleca also costars in the series.
The reboot will focus Isaac, an inner city school teacher who discovers a suit that gives him superhuman abilities. However, just like the original, Isaac accidentally misplaces the suit’s instructions, causing him to figure out the suit and his newfound powers by himself, which leads to all sorts of adventures and misadventures. All throughout, he struggles with his decisions on how to handle his newfound abilities, whether he should use it for his own gain and purposes or to put it to good use to help other people. He is also joined by a government agent who has different goals and objectives when it comes to the new superhero.
The series is being headed by Phil Lord and Chris Miller, the directors of the action comedy film “21 Jump Street” and its sequel, which is also a remake of an ’80s show. The show will be written by Rodney Rothman, who will also executive produce the show. Phil Lord and Chris Miller will also executive produce the show, alongside Tawnia McKiernan, the daughter of Steven J. Cannell. The show will be produced by 20th Century Fox Television.
And that is the latest on FOX’s newest project — the remake of the ’80s cult action comedy series, “The Greatest American Hero.” For more news and updates on “The Greatest American Hero” and other television shows, keep on following Movie News Guide (MNG).
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