Hannah Simone is set to star in The Greatest American Hero reboot pilot.
The Greatest American Hero centers around Meera (Simone), a 30-year-old woman who loves tequila and karaoke and has spent her life searching and failing to find meaning, much to the chagrin of her traditional Indian-American family. An inexplicable event occurs that will change the course of Meera’s life forever: she is entrusted with a super suit to protect the planet. Meera may have finally found purpose, but the world has never been in more unreliable hands.
Fresh Off the Boat duo of Rachna Fruchbom and Nahnatchka Khan are behind this reimagining of the cult classic comedy from 1981.
Simone is known for seven seasons playing Zooey Deschanel’s best friend, Cece, on Fox’s New Girl, which will return for its seventh and final season in April.