Hannah Simone, most known for her role as CeCe on Fox’s Comedy, “New Girl” has been cast as the title role in the upcoming reboot of “Greatest American Hero.” This is perfect timing for Simone who will be wrapping up her final season of “New Girl” later this year.
According to an article on Deadline written by Nellie Andreeva, Simone is believed to be playing “the first woman of color superhero lead of a live-action TV series.”
Simone will play Meera, a 30 year old woman who lives her life aimlessly; spending most of her days drinking and singing karaoke. However, her world is forever changed when she encounters extraterrestrials who entrusts her with a special suit that will help her save the world.
“Fresh Off the Boat” creator Nahnatchka Khan and writer/producer Rachna Fruchbom will serve as executive producers for the upcoming sitcom. Fruchbom also wrote the script for the pilot.