It’s been a while since fans saw The Green Hornet on screen. Nevertheless, hardcore fans like Kevin Smith are still hoping to see the classic superhero in a big — and successful — project. Now, Smith announced in a press release that he is developing a new animated series based on the masked vigilante jointly with WildBrain.
“It’s an honor to escort the legendary Green Hornet and Kato into their very own animated series for the first time in the rich history of these iconic pop culture characters! We’ll be telling a tale of two Hornets – past and future – that spans generations and draws inspiration from a lifetime spent watching classic cartoons and amazing animation like Batman: The Animated Series, Heavy Metal, and Super Friends,” Kevin Smith said. “I can’t believe WildBrain gave me this job and I can’t thank them enough for the opportunity to extend my childhood a little longer.”
Smith has already worked on a Green Hornet project in the past. Back in 2014, he was hired by Miramax to write a screenplay based on the character. That project never saw the light, though. He has also written comics featuring the character.
The upcoming series is set in a contemporary Century City. The story will follow the original Green Hornet’s son, who is now ready to take up his father’s legacy. He will fight crime together with the daughter of the original Kato.
“We’re thrilled to embark on a new animated Green Hornet series with Kevin, who has set up an incredibly rich world with a cast of amazing characters – especially Kato, who is no longer just a sidekick, but is now a strong female partner to the Green Hornet. With his ingenious talent and passion for superheroes and classic franchises, Kevin is the perfect creator to update the Green Hornet. We’re excited to share the new Green Hornet and Kato with audiences worldwide,” added Stephanie Betts, EVP Content and Current Series at WildBrain.
The new animated series will also feature some of the classic Green Hornet elements. Among the others, fans will see the Black Beauty, the protagonist’s ultra-high-tech car, back in action once again.
WildBrain has yet to announce the official release date of the upcoming animated series.
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