the-greatest-american-hero-cliff-spohnThe Greatest American Hero is headed back to television with a pilot in the works from the 21 Jump Street and The LEGO Movie team of Phil Lord and Chris Miller!

Deadline has the news, reporting that the show is being developed for FOX as an hourlong series.

Based on the ABC-TV series which ran from 1980 to 1983, The Greatest American Hero follows a nebbishy teacher who becomes a reluctant superhero after extraterrestrials give him a special suit with powers he can barely understand or control when he loses its instruction manual. William Katt, Robert Culp and Connie Sellecca starred on the original show.

Lord and Miller are working alongside Tawnia McKiernan, the daughter of the original show’s creator, Steven J. Cannell. The pair will executive produce alongside Seth Cohen and Rodney Rothman, who is also attached to write.

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