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‘The Greatest American Hero’ reboot gets big ABC commitment, Indian-American lead

We all remember Steven J Cannell’s 1981 cult classic The Greatest American Hero, which is coming back with an Indian-American woman as the lead, replacing the White man, reported Deadline.

‘The Greatest American Hero’ reboot gets big ABC commitment, Indian-American lead
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A pilot for the remake of the cult classic is already in the works with Fresh Off the Boat writer Rachna Fruchbom writing the script. 20th Century Fox TV and ABC Studios are set to produce the show, with Fruchbom, Tawnia McKiernan, Nahnatchka Khan’s Fierce Baby and Mandy Summers as the executive producers, according to Netshark.

Rachna Fruchbom
Rachna Fruchbom with her kids. Photo courtesy: Facebook official page

Fruchbom, who has recently signed a new two-year overall deal at 20th Century Fox Television, will also be continuing her work on Fresh Off The Boat, which has been renewed for a fourth season.

The original series, created by television producer/writer Steven Cannell and starring Katt and Robert Culp, aired for three seasons from 1981 to 1983. The half-hour, single-camera superhero comedy show will now be about a 30-year-old Indian-American woman from Cleveland named Meera who has been tasked with protecting the planet.

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