Ron Weasley is heading to the small screen. Rupert Grint has been set to lead the CBS pilot Super Clyde, which centers on a young man who decides to become a superhero. Grint will play Clyde, a fast-food worker and avid comic book reader who considers himself borderline agoraphobic with mild to severe anxiety issues. Clyde wishes he were a superhero himself, and when he inherits a $100,000 a month inheritence from his deceased eccentric uncle, “he decides that the cash will be his secret super power and will use it only for good and reward the good-hearted.” So it’s like a My Name Is Earl reboot with a dash of Batman thrown in for good measure. Hit the jump for more.
THR reports that Greg Garcia (Raising Hope) will write and executive produce the single-camera comedy, and should CBS move forward with the series, this would mean that Harry Potter superfans would be getting a weekly dose of Ron Weasley. Grint has more or less marched to the beat of his own drum following the conclusion of the Harry Potter series, with roles opposite Shia LaBeouf in the Sundance pic The Necessary Death of Charlie Countryman and alongside Alan Rickman in the Hilly Kristal biopic CBGB in the can.
He’s also attached to star in the Dennis Wilson biopic The Drummer, but should CBS move forward with Super Clyde, his window for film opportunities will be much shorter. Though the premise of Super Clyde sounds a bit derivative, Grint’s already proven himself a pretty impressive comedic talent, so I’m interested to see what he’d bring to a network television comedy.