Once a Hero is an ABC 1987 science fiction comedy television series. The series stars Milo O'Shea as Abner Bevis, a down-on-his-luck comic book artist whose life is turned upside down when his creation, Captain Justice (Jeff Lester), comes to life.

Type: Scripted

Languages: English

Status: Ended

Runtime: 60 minutes

Premier: 1987-09-19

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Once a Hero is an American drama series that aired on ABC from September 19 until October 3, 1987. The series stars Milo O'Shea as Abner Bevis, a down-on-his-luck comic book artist whose life is turned upside down when his creation, Captain Justice (Jeff Lester), comes to life. Also appearing in the series were Caitlin Clarke and Robert Forster.

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Jim Turner was initially cast as Captain Justice, he “was cast against type, a small, skinny guy ... It was supposed to be a joke”, but when the producers became worried he might not be suitable as the lead, the role was recast with Jeff Lester. A pilot with Turner had been shot, and writer Ira Steven Behr suggested that key advertising-agency executives had seen the abandoned version of the pilot, which caused bad word-of-mouth for the show, ultimately dooming it.

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