GREATEST AMERICAN HERO Getting A Female-led Reboot

Yep, another reboot is coming our way, this time, ABC is taking a swing at Greatest American Hero, the 1980's hit that starred William Katt, and they're going to do it with a female lead.

In this new reboot version, our new hero will be named 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.”

Whether you remember the series or not, it was basically about a young man who was given a suit by aliens. The suit empowered him with all kinds of powers, including flight. But he barely mustered the skill to use it, and floundered through episodes learning as he goes.

And here we go again, another reboot where the studio figures slapping a female in the lead role will totally help the reboot, because, you know, we all love reboots of old shows.  But it's interesting how different folks are taking swings at reboots with women.

Now I don't blame the cast, but the Ghost Busters reboot floundered hard. I hear WB now doing a Lord of the Flies reboot with an all female cast... yea, that could be weird. Or good. Who knows.

Personally I don't care about the gender of the cast, but all these reboots are seemingly desperate cash grabs when someone thinks something was a hit 20 years ago just might be a hit today. And hey, while we're at it, let's make gender a hot spot issue with the reboot to give it more legs on the web.

So, we'll see how things go, whenever this hits the air.

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