New Girl alum Hannah Simone has found her next gig and landed the lead role on ABC’s GREATEST AMERICAN HERO remake, which is at the pilot stage.
Simone will play the role of Meera Patel, the Indian-American woman who loves loves tequila and karaoke and has spent her life searching and failing to find her thing. Then some aliens entrust her with ta super suit protect the planet, and the world has never been in more unreliable hands.
The original series, starring William Katt, ran for three seasons on ABC starting in 1981.
This is now the third time 20th Century TV, which owns the rights to the original series, has attempted to bring a new version of the comical superhero to the small screen. Chris Miller and Phil Lord executive-produced two previous versions in 2015 and 2016 at Fox, but neither ultimately made it to series.
The new iteration comes from Fresh Off the Boat writer-producer Rachna Fruchbom and showrunner Nahnatchka Khan’s Fierce Baby production banner.
Linda Ge | TV Editor