ABC Picks Up Comedy ‘The Greatest American Hero’ to Pilot

New series is inspired by the 1980s comedy of the same name

Last Updated: January 25, 2018 @ 4:46 PM

ABC has picked up “The Greatest American Hero” to pilot.

“The Greatest American Hero” is a reimagining of the 1980s comedy of the same name, and follows 30-year-old Meera in her misadventures including tequila and karaoke. She’s searching for meaning in her life — and failing along the way, to the disappointment of her traditional Indian-American family.

But when Meera is entrusted with a super suit to protect the planet, she may finally have found her purpose … though the world itself might not be in the most reliable of hands.

The single-camera comedy is written by Rachna Fruchbom, who executive produced alongside Fierce Baby, Nahnatchka Khan, Mandy Summers and Tawnia McKiernan. It’s produced by 20th Century Fox Television and ABC Studios.

The original “Greatest American Hero” aired from 1981-83 on ABC, starring William Katt (above) as teacher Ralph Hinkley (“Hanley” for the latter part of the first season), Robert Culp as FBI agent Bill Maxwell and Connie Sellecca as lawyer Pam Davidson.