The CW has Arrow, ABC is developing Marvel’s S.H.I.E.L.D., and now CBS is looking to get in on the superhero act with Super Clyde, a new single-camera comedy pilot from Greg Garcia, the creator-producer of shows such as Yes, Dear, My Name Is Earl and Raising Hope.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Harry Potter star
Ron Weasley Rupert Grint has signed on to star as the title character, who is described as a “well-meaning and sweet yet slightly neurotic guy who never really feels like he fits in.” THR goes on to offer the following plot synopsis:
“The avid comic book reader considers himself a borderline agoraphobic with mild-to-severe anxiety issues who wishes he were a superhero himself. When Clyde gets a $100,000-a-month inheritance from his long-dead eccentric Uncle Bill, he decides that the cash will be his secret superpower and will use it only for good and reward the good-hearted.“
So, My Name Is Earl meets Kick-Ass…?
Should Super Clyde receive a full series order, it would be Grint’s first regular TV role, having starred in all eight installments of the blockbuster Harry Potter franchise, as well as feature films such as Thunderpants, Cherrybomb and Into the White. He also has three movies due for release this year in The Necessary Death of Charlie Countryman and CBGB, along with the animated Postman Pat: The Movie – You Know You’re the One.