When Rupert's new CBS pilot was announced a couple of days ago, we loved the sound of it immediately. The premise?:
"Grint 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."
...and we expect it to be a hit. Here are our Ten Reasons Why 'Super Clyde' is Going to be Huge!:
10. It’s not another reality show. No competition. No dating. (Although I’m sure the ladies wouldn’t mind a chance to date Rupert.) Basically, it sounds like a fresh new story for TV…something there isn’t already hundreds of out there.
9. People like feel-good stories. With the plot of the show revolving around Clyde using his powers to better others, viewers should leave the episodes feeling good about life.
8. Super Clyde will mark new territory for almost anyone from the HP series: American TV. While Maggie Smith is getting huge props for Downton Abbey, it’s very rare that the stars of Harry Potter have been able to make it big on American TV. Movies, yes, but TV is a whole new world.
7. CBS has been on a roll recently for getting comedies that people actually think are funny. Think: Two Broke Girls, Two and a Half Men, How I Met Your Mother, and The Big Bang Theory.
6. Rupert is meant to get back into a cape one way or another. From his dress robes to his Quidditch uniform, he was frequently donning a cape in Harry Potter. With his new show being superhero-focused, some sort of cape is bound to make an appearance yet again. And…there’s a chance of a Spandex uniform. That is every lady’s dream come true, isn’t it? Rupert in Spandex?
5. Ginger super-heroes are just hard to come by. Sure there’s Poison Ivy, Black Widow, and a few others. But, let’s get real: we need some more red heads up in this business.
4. There is a fast food restaurant involved. Watching Rupert in such an unglorified form of employment is bound to not only produce laughs, but also to allow viewers to easily connect with the character.
3. This sort of plot fits Rupert’s personality. He has been quoted before as thinking himself not worthy to be as successful as he is. He is humble and a genuinely nice person (think: charity involvement, etc.). The character of Clyde and his thoughtfulness toward others seems to line up perfectly to Rupert’s own way
2. Superhero comedies are just…good. Well, a lot of times they are. Think: The Incredibles. Super. Kick-Ass. Sky High. All of these were a pretty great time. Now while we don’t know how “typical” of a superhero story this will be (and most of the word on the street is pointing to this being pretty atypical), we can probably still count on a large amount of entertaining moments like the aforementioned films.