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Heroes Never Die — Greatest American Hero To Make Comeback

2 Nov

By James Robert Shaw (The Wind up Geek)

GreatestAmericanHeroAccording to Deadline, 20th Century Fox TV has committed to a television pilot of The Greatest American Hero

The original production was a comedy-drama created by late writer-producer Stephen J. Cannell and aired for three seasons on ABC. The cast starred actors William Katt, Robert Culp, and Connie Sellecca.

The series saw Katt playing special education teacher Ralph Hinkley who is given a red suit by aliens from another galaxy. Upon acquiring the suit Hinkley loses the instructions only to learn of the suits powers through trial and error. With FBI special agent Bill Maxwell (Culp) and Pam Davidson (Sellecca), Hinkley would solve national and international crimes using his new found powers.

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