Fox to Bring Back The Greatest American Hero

As a fan of the original series I am not sure how to take this news. Fox is known to cancel things without a moments notice. As such I’m reluctant to even think about watching this new series.

For those unfamiliar with the Greatest American Hero it was a dramedy about a teacher who finds an alien suit that gives him superhuman abilities.

From Entertainment Weekly:


Rodney Rothman is writing the pilot and will executive produce alongside Phil Lord and Chris Miller, the directing duo behind “21 Jump Street.” (Rothman also worked with Lord and Miller on that film’s followup, “22 Jump Street.”) Deadline was the first to report the news.

Cannell’s daughter, Tawnia McKiernan, will also executive produce.

This reboot will center on Isaac, who, according to Fox, “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 should use his newfound gifts to help others or just himself.”