WildBrain is collaborating with filmmaker, screenwriter and actor Kevin Smith to develop an original animated series based on the classic Green Hornet superhero franchise.
The new animated series will target a family audience and feature classic Green Hornet elements, including his ultra high-tech car, the “Black Beauty.” Set in contemporary times, the series follows the adventures of a reimagined Green Hornet and Kato—now the grown son of the original Green Hornet and the daughter of the original Kato—as they partner to battle crime in Century City.
Smith said: “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. 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.”
Stephanie Betts, executive VP of content and current series at WildBrain, said: “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.”