The hit 1980s superhero comedy THE GREATEST AMERICAN HERO is being rebooted and this time, the lead will be an Indian American woman. From Deadline:

ABC has given a put pilot commitment to the half-hour single-camera project. In it, the unlikely (super)hero at the center — Ralph Hinkley (played by William Katt) in the original series — is Meera, an Indian-American woman. The Greatest American Hero comes from Fresh Off The Boat writer-producer Rachna Fruchbom and Nahnatchka Khan’s Fierce Baby. 20th Century Fox TV, where Fierce Baby is based and Fruchbom recently signed an overall deal, will co-produce with ABC Studios.

Written by Fruchbom, the re-imagining of Greatest American Hero centers on Meera, a 30-year-old Indian-American woman from Cleveland, whose talents include tequila drinking and karaoke and not much else. Then some aliens entrust her with a super suit to protect the planet, and the world has never been in more unreliable hands.

And yes, the series had one of the best TV theme songs ever:


  1. Might I point out the irony that The Greatest American Hero has the word 中 on his suit which is shorthand for China.

    Btw, thanks for posting the theme song.