The Greatest American Hero reboot continues to move forward, this time adding actors George Wendt, Gia Sandhu, and Zenobia Shroff to co-star alongside New Girl‘s Hannah Simone as the titular hero in the new ABC sitcom.
Christine Gernon will direct the Greatest American Hero pilot, which was developed by Rachna Fruchbom and Nahnatchka Khan from Fresh Off the Boat. The story will focus on Meera (Simone), a “30-year-old woman who loves tequila and karaoke and has spent her life searching and failing to find meaning.” Meera begins to discover a new purpose when she’s gifted with a super suit in order to protect the planet. This updated version adds a new spin compared to the 1980s series, making the lead an Indian-American woman, as opposed to a male lead as originally played by William Katt.
Wendt, most famous for his role as Norm on Cheers, will play Meera’s boss, Bob Rice; Shroff, fresh off a supporting turn in the Oscar-nominated The Big Sick, will play Meera’s mother; and Sandhu, still a relative newcomer, can be seen in The Girlfriend Experience and the upcoming A Simple Favor starring Blake Lively and Anna Kendrick.
It’s too early to say if the pilot will be picked up to series, but stay tuned to Heroic Hollywood for more Greatest American Hero updates as we learn them!
5 Actors Who Should Play Booster Gold In The DC Extended Universe
The DC Extended Universe may be full of heroes already, but it’s missing one key figure: Booster Gold.
Created in 1986, Michael Jon Carter is originally from the 25th century. An impoverished college football player from Gotham City, Carter eventually received a job at a 20th-century superhero museum. While working there, Carter became obsessed with the age of heroes and learned as much as he could. With the help of a security robot called Skeets, Carter stole key heroic artifacts and traveled back in-time to use his knowledge of the past to his advantage.
Not only does Carter want to be the best superhero in the world, he wants to make sure he’s never broke like he was in the past. So, unlike every other superhero out there, Booster Gold receives numerous corporate sponsorships he has to plug while fighting the bad guys. Typically seen as a laughing stock among the superhero community, Carter is actually a solid guy who does want to help people.
Hit Next to discover the 5 actors who should play Booster Gold in the DC Extended Universe!