Rupert Grint Joins Superhero Comedy Pilot

BERLIN, GERMANY - FEBRUARY 09:  Rupert Grint attends the 'The Neccessary Death of Charlie Countryman' Photocall during the 63rd Berlinale International Film Festival at Grand Hyatt Hotel on February 9, 2013 in Berlin, Germany.  (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)
Rupert Grint. Photo: Pascal Le Segretain/2013 Getty Images

Unexpected Harry Potter alumni news: Rupert Grint is television-bound. The erstwhile Ron Weasley will star in CBS's Super Clyde, a single-camera comedy pilot about "a meek, unassuming fast-food worker who decides to become a super hero." Clyde is a big comic book reader and "a borderline agoraphobic with mild to severe anxiety issues." If you've seen Kick-Ass, you know where this is going — sort of. Clyde comes into a $100,000-per-month inheritance from a dead uncle and decides to use the dough as his super power, using it "only for good and [to] reward the good-hearted." The show comes from Greg Garcia, creator of My Name Is Earl, Raising Hope, and Yes, Dear.