THE GREEN HORNET: Kevin Smith Is Leading The Charge For A New Animated Series Based On The Character

THE GREEN HORNET: Kevin Smith Is Leading The Charge For A New Animated Series Based On The Character

Based on the hit series, The Green Hornet, is being brought to life in the animated world, with the help of Kevin Smith! Hit the jump for more information on the new show!

In a world where unknown superheroes like Shazam, Shang-Chi, and Groot are household names, one of the world's original heroes, The Green Hornet, has never gotten a proper introduction to the modern age. The green suited hero with his highly skilled martial artist partner and slick car has become something of a classic superhero icon to seasoned fans of the genre. 

The Green Hornet tells the story of the Britt Reid, newspaper owner by day and masked vigilante by night. With his friend Kato, the two take on the criminal underworld. With galactic stakes permeating the TV screens, a character such as this is needed to show that someone is looking out for the little guy; and now, film and nerd icon Kevin Smith is teaming up with family entertainment company Wildbrain to bring the show to life! 

Introducing the next generation of the characters, the Hornet is now the son of the original hero, and Kato is the daughter to Reid's trusted friend. When talking about the opportunity, Kevin Smith had this to say; “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.” To add to that, Wildbrain's EVP Content and Current Series, Stephanie Betts, stated; “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.”

With such great minds behind the series, it'll be exciting to see the character brought to the modern eye, yet again. Make sure to share your thoughts on the news in the usual spot!


 

The Green Hornet originated as a radio series created by George W. Trendle in the 1930s, telling the story of Britt Reid, the wealthy owner and publisher of the fictional newspaper, The Daily Sentinel. By day, Reid oversees his paper’s reporting on crime and injustice, but by night he dons his green mask and ventures across the city with his sidekick Kato – in their ultra high-tech car the “Black Beauty”– to  battle criminals and villains head on.


The Green Hornet animated series is coming soon!
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