William Katt in The Greatest American Hero

The fondly remembered 80’s ABC series The Greatest American Hero is being rebooted and updated for a new generation. The show was a comedy-drama that spoofed superhero films and comics with an inept everyman hero who couldn’t control his powers. Now ABC is looking to develop a reimagined version with a female lead.

The Greatest American Hero aired for three seasons of 40 episodes on ABC, running from 1981 to 1983. It starred William Katt as normal LA teacher Ralph Hinkley, although this was later subtly changed to Hanley after the Reagan assassination attempt. He encounters aliens on a field trip who hand him a ...

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