"New Girl" star, Hannah Simone Lands Lead In ABC Pilot!
After seven seasons, New Girl will be coming to an end, giving series’ co-star Hannah Simone the opportunity to move on as the lead of ABC’s single-camera comedy reboot pilot The Greatest American Hero. The series reboot is brought to us by Fresh Off the Boat duo, Rachna Fruchbom and Nahnatchka Khan. Steven J. Cannell's 1981 cult classic will be reimagined with a gender role switch. The unlikely superhero at the center originally played by William Katt, is now reconceived as an Indian-American woman!
The series will be written by Fruchbom. Deadline reports, "The Greatest American Hero centers around Meera (Simone), a 30-year-old woman who loves tequila and karaoke and has spent her life searching and failing to find meaning, much to the chagrin of her traditional Indian-American family. An inexplicable event occurs that will change the course of Meera’s life forever: she is entrusted with a super suit to protect the planet. Meera may have finally found purpose, but the world has never been in more unreliable hands."
Simone will be the first woman of color to play a superhero lead in a live-action TV series!!! We're excited for Simone's new venture and the opportunities it will bring to our brown community of creatives!!!
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