Harry Potter’s Rupert Grint Lands NBC Pilot For Comic Book Drama


Rupert Grint, best known for his time on the big screen as Harry Potter’s best friend Ron Weasley, is headed to the small screen to save the day in a new comic book inspired drama.

Deadline reports Ugly Betty creator Silvio Horta and Secrets & Lies producer Aaron Kaplan are behind the series being developed specifically for the actor.

The British actor would star as Rupert, a low-level New York office drone obsessed with Imperial City, a comic book series his father created before his death. Rupert has spent his whole life believing he owned all nine issues. But when a mysterious comic book collector reveals the existence of a tenth issue, Rupert discovers that the world of Imperial City is real, and he is the one person who can save it.

This is the second comic related TV project Grint, who is a comic fan in real life, has been attached to. He previously starred in the comedy pilot for Super Clyde where he played a fast food worker who gained $100,000-a-month from a deceased Uncle and used it to do good, thinking it very superheroic. Here’s just one image of many artist Mark Wheatley did for the Greg Garcia CBS show which also starred Stephen Fry.


What do you think of the concept for this new, as yet untitled NBC show? I would say it would pair nicely with the revitalized Heroes series but something tells me that won’t be getting another season.

(via Den of Geek)


4 Responses to “Harry Potter’s Rupert Grint Lands NBC Pilot For Comic Book Drama”

  1. Adam Blackhat says:

    Aw, Super Clyde isn’t getting made? Sadness.

  2. Jonny R says:

    Silvio Horta also created Jake 2.0, which was a really fun TV series. I could see something like this working well, but I’m not sold that NBC is the place for it.

    Regardless, anyone know if Javier Grillo-Marxuach is free? (hint, hint, nudge, nudge, Silvio)

  3. VBartilucci says:

    Super Clyde was a unique piece of work, similar in tone to Garcia’s My Name Is Earl (and that’s a compliment). CBS apparently thought so as well, as they ordered another pilot shot, just without Grint and Fry.

    I’m going to have to see/hear more about this new project before I pass judgement. Sounds too potentially easy to make comic fans look worse than they do on Big Bang Theory.

    • Adam Blackhat says:

      Ah, should have read this before I commented! Super Clyde sounded like a good idea to me! I’m glad it’ll come out one way or the other.