Harry Potter's Rupert Grint to lead "superhero" pilot
The actor behind Harry Potter's Ron Weasley is heading up CBS 'superhero' pilot Super Clyde...
Rupert Grint's post-Potter projects are an eclectic bunch (Dennis Wilson, Hilly Kristal and Eddie the Eagle Edwards biopics, a Macbeth adaptation, an action comedy alongside Shia LaBeouf, a UK horror, and the Postman Pat film...). Eclectic, it should be said, makes a great deal of sense for an actor who spent a decade as the same character in the same franchise.
Grint's next project, and should it come to series, his first real TV role, falls nicely into our remit. It's a sitcom with a Kick-Ass-style premise going by the name of Super Clyde.
In the pilot, Grint will play the titular character, a mildly agoraphobic fast-food worker and comic book fan. When a wealthy uncle leaves him a healthy sum of money, Clyde decides to rebrand himself as a superhero whose superpower is... having loads of cash. Philanthropy-Man perhaps?
CBS is behind the pilot, with Raising Hope's Greg Garcia on writing and executive producing duties.
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