Rupert Grint is making the jump from the big screen to the small one and has signed on to star in CBS’ newest superhero comedy pilot, ‘Super Clyde.’ Grint is best known worldwide as the faithful best friend of Harry Potter, Ron Weasley, but since the franchise ended in 2011, audiences have not seen much of the actor.
‘Super Clyde’ is the brain child of Greg Garcia who also created the series ‘Raising Hope’, ‘Yes, Dear,’ and ‘My Name is Earl.’ Grint will play the lead role of Clyde, a meek, unassuming fast-food worker with anxiety issues who never feels like he fits in. As an avid comic book reader, he wishes that he were a super hero just like the ones he reads in the books. When Clyde suddenly inherits a $100,000 a month inheritance from his eccentric Uncle Bill, he decides that he can be the superhero he dreams to be with his wealth being his super power that he would only use it for good and rewarding the good-hearted.
The premise of the series is very reminiscent of the film ‘Kick-Ass’, don’t you think? And while the feel good rags to riches story is sentimentally sweet, is it enough to attract a viewing audience?
Garcia will be writing the pilot with Mike Fresco (‘Raising Hope’, ‘Suburgatory’) directing. If the networks like what they see, Grint may be the newest movie actor who has jumped to working on a series.
At least I hope they get a cool costume for him…
What do you think? Is ‘Super Clyde’ something you’d watch?