Steven J. Cannell’s series The Greatest American Hero ran from 1981 to 1983 and is one of those shows that seems to have a cult following. Fox is gambling on that by rebooting the franchise with Phil Lord and Chris Miller. According to Deadline, the duo that directed the recent 21 Jump Street movie and The LEGO Movie is working on the series as executive producers with Cannell’s daughter Tawnia McKiernan. Deadline reports an interesting enough premise:
“…the new Greatest American Hero will chronicle inner-city teacher Isaac’s adventures after his discovery of a superhero suit that gives him superhuman abilities. Unfortunately for Isaac, he hates wearing the suit and has to learn how to use its powers by trial and error because he quickly misplaces the suit’s instructions. He also has to deal with a government handler who has very different objectives than him and struggles as to whether he should use his newfound gifts to help others or just himself.”
I’d give it a chance. Especially if they did a new cover of “Believe It Or Not” for the opening credits.