stephen j. cannell

Nov. 14, 2008 | 9:52 p.m.

‘Greatest American Hero’ flies again? Believe it or not, yes

EXCLUSIVE: Stephen J. Cannell and William Katt talk about the past and the future of “Greatest American Hero,” including a planned flight into film. “We’ve got a script … it will happen,” Cannell said. He also touches on the “A-Team” and “21 Jump Street” movies. Stephen J. Cannell groaned when a pair of ABC executives first broached the idea of creating a superhero show.  “I never got superheroes. I had severe dyslexia as a kid so I didn’t really get into reading comics. And then when I became a writer I didn’t like them because they had everything. If the only thing that can get you is a piece of kryptonite then that’s not very interesting to me; I was always more interested in the flaws in character.” Finding flaws in tough guys has been a signature success for Cannell, […]
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