Harry Potter star Rupert Grint appears to have a major television role in the horizon. CBS announced today that he has been cast in the lead role of a comedy pilot entitled Super Clyde.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Super Clyde “centers on a meek, unassuming fast-food worker who decides to become a super hero.”
Grint, who’s never had a regular television role before and has laid pretty low since Deathly Hallows – Part 2 in July 2011, “will play the title role of Clyde, the well-meaning and sweet yet slightly neurotic guy who never feels like he really fits in. The avid comic book reader considers himself a borderline agoraphobic with mild to severe anxiety issues who wishes he were a super hero himself. When Clyde inherits a $100,000 a month inheritance from his long-dead eccentric Uncle Bill, he decides that the cash will be his secret super power and will use it only for good and reward the good-hearted.”
We can definitely see Grint in the role of someone who’s a comic book reader, and this angle where he uses money for good – essentially becoming a super hero – is a very interesting premise.
The comedy is from the mind of Greg Garcia, who created Fox’s Raising Hope.
It’s important to note that the show is currently at the pilot stage. It has not received a full-season order, and likely won’t until the show films its episode. We wish Grint the best and hope to see this go to full season, because we can’t imagine having our Ron on United States television every week!