The greatest american hero

The ’80s superhero cult classic, The Greatest American Hero is making a comeback on Fox network. Now a new generation of people will get that theme song stuck in their heads.

Deadline confirmed this in an exclusive where Fox confirmed they were in fact adapting the show for modern audiences. The Greatest American Hero will be directed and written by Rick Famuyiwa (Dope, Talk to Me) and comedy duo Phil Lord and Chris Miller (The Lego Movie, 21 Jump Street). Tawnia McKiernan, daughter of original creator for Greatest American Hero and the original 21 Jump Street TV show will be rounding out the team.

For those who haven’t actually seen the series, this was an adventure of an ordinary man who was gifted a superpower-granting suit by aliens. In true form, Ralph Hinkley (William Katt) ends up being more of a bumbling Superman who still manages to save the day despite the chaos. The show only ran for three seasons between 1981 to 1983.

No word of when they will be starting production or a possible launch date for the show just yet, but we will be keeping our ear to the ground.

In the mean time, check out the intro from the original show below: