Kevin Smith is producing ‘Green Hornet’ animated TV series
To get the non-geeks up-to-speed, The Green Hornet was originally a 1930s radio show. Then, a live-action TV show in 1966 that introduced the world to Bruce Lee. And now, super badass Kevin Smith announced he’s producing an animated TV series. Cool!
Oh, and don’t forget Smith already has a Green Hornet comic book series based on the un-produced feature screenplay he wrote for Miramax. So, there’s that too.
Smith is developing the new animated series with children’s content producer WildBrain.
That means they’re targeting a family audience. It’s said the show will be set in contemporary times with a re-imagined Green Hornet and Kato – now the grown son of the original Green Hornet and the daughter of the original Kato.
Smith said of the project, “It’s an honour 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. 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.”
Meanwhile, Smith announced he’s finished writing the script for the Mallrats sequel (and Bruce Campbell stars in it!).
Where does he find the time… oh, right. COVID-19. Quarantined creativity. The silver lining of the coronavirus pandemic.
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