The Greatest American Hero (2018)

An updated version of the classic 1980s TV show, this time with a female protagonist.


Christine Gernon


Stephen J. Cannell (television series), Rachna Fruchbom


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Credited cast:
Hannah Simone ... Meera
Dennis Andres ... Justin Hayes
George Wendt ... Bob Rice
Gia Sandhu ... Mona
James Trevena-Brown ... Sam
Ellie Reed ... Sarah
Zenobia Shroff ... Leena
Shoniqua Shandai ... Tawnia Nichols
Bryan Coffee ... Homeless Person #1
Humphrey Ker ... Max
Jenny Leonhardt ... Quarp Female Guard #1
Celeste Pechous ... Homeless Person #2
Sai Gundewar ... Wedding Guest
Lucian Perez ... Kid
Keeshan Giles ... Quarp Male Guard


Meera, a 30-year-old woman from Cleveland who "loves tequila and karaoke" and has spent her life "failing to find meaning, much to the chagrin of her traditional Indian-American family," is granted superpowers and is tasked with saving Earth after obtaining a goofy red costume.

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Release Date:

2018 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

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Did You Know?


This won't be the first time the franchise starred a woman. In 1986, a pilot for NBC was produced titled The Greatest American Heroine, which picked up where the ABC series left off. Starring Mary Ellen Stuart as a teacher named Holly Hathaway, Holly is picked by the original characters to take up Ralph's mantle. The pilot failed to pick up the series, and was re-edited into the show's syndication as the "final episode." See more »


Referenced in The Chronic Rift: In Review - April 2018 (2018) See more »

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