Harry Potter star suits up as a superhero in new CBS series

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Feb 14, 2013, 9:16 AM EST

A former Harry Potter star could be trading in his wand for a cape this fall, as CBS is prepping a new superhero series that sounds quite a bit like the under-the-radar hit Kick-Ass.

Rupert Grint, best known to genre fans as Ron Weasley in the Harry Potter film series, is set to star as the title character in CBS’s new action-comedy series Super Clyde. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the show will focus on a fast-food worker who decides to become a superhero.

Here’s how they describe the project:

Grint will play the title role of Clyde, the well-meaning and sweet yet slightly neurotic guy who never feels like he really fits in. The avid comic book reader considers himself a borderline agoraphobic with mild to severe anxiety issues who wishes he were a super hero himself. When Clyde inherits a $100,000 a month inheritance from his long-dead eccentric Uncle Bill, he decides that the cash will be his secret super power and will use it only for good and reward the good-hearted.

It sounds like a mix between Batman, The Tick and Kick-Ass, which might actually work, in a weird way. Creator Greg Garcia (Raising Hope, My Name Is Earl) brings a solid resume of comedy credentials, so it should at least be pretty funny.

If this one moves forward, would you check it out?

(Via The Hollywood Reporter)