The Greatest American Hero gets female-fronted reboot at ABC

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Sep 8, 2017

It’s The Greatest American Hero, but not as we know it.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, the ‘80s cult-classic TV show is getting a female-fronted makeover in a rebooted series for ABC. The single-camera, half-hour comedy will reportedly follow a 30-year-old Indian-American woman named Meera, “whose talents include tequila drinking and karaoke and not much else.”

Like the original, the story revolves around aliens trusting an unassuming human with a super suit that allows the wearer to save the world. Only this time it’s Cleveland-based heroine Meera who gets gifted with the superpower goods. And with Meera’s drinking skills, we can only imagine that all hell and hilarity will break loose once she’s gifted her costume.

The original series ran on ABC for three seasons, from 1981 to 1983, and starred William Katt as the public school substitute teacher who became the unlikely superhero after discovering the suit on a school field trip.

If the reboot is going to stay faithful to show, then we can expect our new heroine to enjoy superpowers of flight, strength, invisibility, precognition, E.S.P., telekinesis, X-ray vision, super speed, pyrokinesis, holographic vision, shrinking, psychometry, and the ability to detect the supernatural. So that oughta be fun.

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