THE NEW GIRL’s Hannah Simone Cast as Lead in ABC’s GREATEST AMERICAN HERO Reboot

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ABC has cast The New Girl‘s Hannah Simone in the lead role of their upcoming reboot of the classic 80s series Greatest American Hero.

It was previously revealed that the new version of the series would center on a 30-year-old Indian-American woman from Cleveland named Meera. It’s explained that her talents include tequila drinking, karaoke and… not much else. “Then some aliens entrust her with a super suit to protect the planet, and the world has never been in more unreliable hands.”

I liked Simone in The New Girl and I hope that this new series turns out to be a good project for her. Rebooting a fan-favorite classic of anything is a rough and dangerous business these days. Most of the time these types of projects end up not working out.

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THE PUNISHER Season 2 May Adapt Garth Ennis’ “The Slavers” Story Arc

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Marvel is currently prepping up for production on The Punisher Season 2 and thanks to some recently revealed character breakdowns, it looks like we might know what the story will entail. The information in those character breakdowns points to the second season possibly adapting Garth Ennis’ acclaimed “The Slavers” story arc from the comic book in the mid-2000s.

In a recent report from That Hashtag Show, Marvel is looking for two actor to take on the role of a couple of characters who will be series regulars. Those characters are Annie Bier and Kim Davis.

For Annie, they want to cast an 18-year-old female to play a 16-year-old and the character is described as, “someone who is used to the streets and is both scrappy and aware of her environment.” As for Kim, they want and actress in her mid-30s of any ethnicity and she will be a therapist.

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The Doom Patrol Will Appear on the Titans TV Show

The Doom Patrol Will Appear on the Titans TV Show

The Doom Patrol will appear on the Titans TV Show

DC Entertainment CCO Geoff Johns has made a huge reveal by showing off the title page for an upcoming episode of Titans“The #Titans are getting some company…” he wrote

ahead of the photo that reveals the episode’s title of “Doom Patrol.”

Created by writers Arnold Drake & Bob Haney and artist Bruno Premiani, The Doom Patrol are a superpowered group of misfits in the DCU whose adventures border on the incredibly bizarre and outrageous, even for comics. Lead by Niles Caulder, the original team consisted of the likes of the super strong (albeit dimwitted) Cliff Steele, the self explanatory Elasti-Girl, and the astral projected Negative Man.

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Disney Confirms They are Developing “a Few” STAR WARS TV Shows

We’ve already known that Lucasfilm has been developing been working on a live-action TV series for years. We figured that series, Star Wars: Underworld, would eventually end up being developed at Disney. It was confirmed that Disney was working on one live-action series that may or may not have been Star Wars: Underworld, but now Disney CEO Bob Iger has revealed that they are working on more than one!

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ABC Picks Up Female Led Greatest American Hero Reboot

ABC picks up the female-led Greatest American Hero reboot

ABC has picked up the pilot for the female-led The Greatest American Hero reboot, according to THR. The half-hour, single-camera comedy will feature Meera, an Indian-American woman as the lead. The reboot comes to us from Fresh Off the Boat writer/producer Rachna Fruchbom and Nahnatchka Khan’s Fierce Baby. 20th Century Fox TV will co-produce with ABC Studios. Fruchbom will write the script. She’ll produce with Mandy Summers from Fierce Baby as well as the original show producer Steven J. Cannell’s daughter, television director Tawnia McKiernan.

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The Badass Trailer For Marvel’s JESSICA JONES Season 2 Has Arrived!

Netflix has released the first trailer for Marvel’s Jessica Jones Season 2! They also announced that the 13-episode season will premiere on March 8th, 2018!

I loved the first season of this show and Season 2 looks like it might turn out even better. This is a great adrenaline-fueled first trailer and Season 2 looks awesome! In the trailer, Jessica even calls out Spider-Man’s Uncle Ben in an amusing way. She obviously just doesn’t give a crap about the whole “with great power comes great responsibility” advice. She just wants to beat the hell out of anyone that deserves it.

Marvel’s Jessica Jones is a suspenseful, edgy look into the life of Jessica Jones, one of the most popular new Marvel characters of the last decade, as she faces demons from within and without. In its first season.

New York City private investigator Jessica Jones (Krysten Ritter) is beginning to put her life back together after murdering her tormenter, Kilgrave. Now known throughout the city as a super-powered killer, a new case makes her reluctantly confront who she really is while digging deeper into her past to explore the reasons why.

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Classic Comedy STRIPES is Being Developed as a TV Series

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Another classic film from the 80s is getting a series adaptation! This time, CBS is developing a show based on Bill Murray and Harold Ramis‘ comedy Stripes. I love that movie! I just recently watched it again last month and it’s one of those movies that still makes me laugh! Variety offers the following details:

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Marvel’s Netflix Deal is Coming To an End and Future Shows Will Be Developed For Disney’s Streaming Service

Well, as much as I don’t want to subscribe to another stupid streaming service, it seems like Disney is going to make me. We already knew that Disney would be killing off their deal with Netflix and Hulu and that all of their films and TV shows, including all of the Star Wars and Marvel stuff, will exclusively stream on their upcoming streaming service.

Now, it seems like any future Marvel series that would normally be developed and streamed on Netflix will be moving to the Disney streaming service in the future. I know this was a safe assumption, but hearing confirmation of their plan for it in the Wall Street Journal was still a little jarring.

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Female-Led Greatest American Hero Reboot Pilot Ordered by ABC

The reboot of The Greatest American Hero with a female lead gets a put pilot commitment from ABC

A reboot of the early ’80s TV series The Greatest American Hero has gotten a put pilot commitment from ABC, according to Deadline. The half-hour, single-camera comedy will feature Meera, an Indian-American woman as the lead. The reboot comes to us from Fresh Off the Boat writer/producer Rachna Fruchbom and Nahnatchka Khan’s Fierce Baby. 20th Century Fox TV will co-produce with ABC Studios. Fruchbom will write the script. She’ll produce with Mandy Summers from Fierce Baby as well as the original show producer Steven J. Cannell’s daughter, television director Tawnia McKiernan.

Meera will reportedly be a 30-year-old Indian-American woman from Cleveland, “whose talents include tequila drinking and karaoke and not much else. Then some aliens entrust her with a super suit to protect the planet, and the world has never been in more unreliable hands.”

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. The original stars William Katt, Robert Culp and Connie Sellecca. The LEGO Movie and former Han Solo movie directors were attached to a reboot of The Greatest American Hero back in 2014.

What do you guys think of the idea of a reboot of The Greatest American Hero with a female lead? Did you watch the original series back in the early ’80s with William Katt? Is the theme song now stuck in your head? We want to hear from you! Leave us your thoughts in the comments below

Brenton Thwaites Will Play Dick Grayson a.k.a. Robin in DC’s TITANS Series

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Brenton Thwaites (The GiverPirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales) has been cast in the role of Dick Grayson a.k.a. Robin in the upcoming live-action DC series Titans. He’s a pretty talented young actor and I didn’t expect an actor like him to end up in the role as he’s been in a bunch of big movies. This will be his first TV gig.

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