Greatest American Hero remake gets the best producers

The Lego Movie and 21 Jump Street directors to shepherd remake of Greatest American Hero

William Katt in the 1981 series Greatest American Hero
William Katt in the 1981 series Greatest American Hero

Cult classic TV show Greatest American Hero is getting a remake at Fox and will be produced by everyone’s favourite comedy writer-director duo.

Deadline reports that Phil Lord and Chris Miller, the duo who delivered Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs, The Lego Movie, 21 Jump Street and 22 Jump Street, will “shepherd” the remake pilot at Fox.

The series will be written by Lord and Miller’s 22 Jump Street co-writer Rodney Rothman.

The remake of the 1981 “sci-fi dramedy” will follow “inner-city teacher Isaac’s adventures after his discovery of a superhero suit that gives him superhuman abilities. Unfortunately for Isaac, he hates wearing the suit and has to learn how to use its powers by trial and error because he quickly misplaces the suit’s instructions. He also has to deal with a government handler who has very different objectives than him and struggles as to whether he should use his newfound gifts to help others or just himself.”

The original series starred William Katt (Carrie) and ran for three seasons. This remake has a pilot order, and we’ll be very interested to see who they cast. Everything Lord and Miller touch seems to turn to gold at the moment; will Greatest American Hero follow suit?

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