TV networks and studios almost never make pilots that hadn’t gone to series available to the public. In a rare exception, CBS has put Greg Garcia‘s single-camera pilot Super Clyde up online. (You can watch it here.) The move is a result from a request by Garcia, who sent out an email tonight announcing the pilot’s availability. Super Clyde was one of two pilots Garcia had at CBS this past season, with the other, the multi-camera The Millers, getting a series order. Super Clyde stars Harry Potter‘s Rupert Grint as a shy comic book fanatic who discovers his calling after he inherits millions of dollars from his eccentric uncle. Clyde, a mild-mannered fast-food worker, is bequeathed $100,000 per month for the rest of his life, and — with the help of his butler, Randolph (Stephen Fry) — begins his thrilling new life as a superhero, secretly helping strangers in need. Here is Garcia’s email:
I shot a pilot for CBS called Super Clyde this spring and it didn’t wind up on their fall schedule. But the good people at CBS have been kind enough to make the pilot available online.
I’m really proud of this show. Mike Fresco did an amazing job directing and the cast is great. Rupert Grint, Stephen Fry, Tyler Labine and Justine Lupe.
If you want to kill 20 minutes at work click on the link and check it out.
Also, if you tweet and feel compelled to let other people know the pilot is out there, please do.
Okay, that’s it. Please forgive me for the shameless self-promotion but a lot of people worked really hard on the pilot and I think it deserves to be seen.
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