Fox’s 2015 attempt didn’t go so well, but, believe it or not, ABC is taking another crack at reviving The Greatest American Hero. But producers Rachna Fruchbom and Nahnatchka Khan have a unique twist: the show’s lead will be an Indian-American woman named Meera, rather than the original series’ Ralph Hinkley. Fruchbom will write the show.
The show’s new lead character is described as “a 30-year-old Indian-American woman from Cleveland whose talents include tequila drinking, karaoke and not much else” in a report from Deadline. Meera will be given the super suit by aliens to protect Earth, and, well, anything else would be spoilers.
The half hour, single camera show has a put pilot commitment from ABC, which means ABC has to either air it, as part of a series or a standalone special, or pay the studio (20th Century Fox) money.