Sad news: Rupert Grint’s superhero pilot won’t be picked up, but will be released online

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rupert-grint-super-clydeSad news, Rupert Grint (Ron Weasley in Harry Potter) fans: Super Clyde. CBS, who had ordered the original pilot, opted not to pick the show up, meaning that beyond the pilot, no new episodes will see the light of day.

The pilot for Super Clyde, written by Raising Hope’s Greg Garcia, was set to have a clever premise:

The comedy pilot from Raising Hope’s Greg Garcia centers on a meek, unassuming fast-food worker who decides to become a superhero.

Grint will play the title role of Clyde, the well-meaning and sweet yet slightly neurotic guy who never really feels like he fits in. The avid comic book reader considers himself a borderline agoraphobic with mild-to-severe anxiety issues who wishes he were a superhero himself. When Clyde gets a $100,000-a-month inheritance from his long-dead eccentric Uncle Bill, he decides that the cash will be his secret superpower and will use it only for good and reward the good-hearted.

Sadly, it wasn’t meant to be.

Would-have-been showrunner Garcia recently announced that CBS will air the pilot online starting October 9th:

“I shot a single camera pilot recently called Super Clyde starring Rupert Grint that didn’t get picked up, but I’m very happy to say that CBS is going to put it on the internet on October 9th — both on CBS.com and a bunch of other places. I was really happy with the way it turned out, so I’m excited people are going to see it.”

[via Hypable, Reddit]

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