Kevin Smith has spent a lot of time with The Green Hornet, and it now looks like he may finally be bringing his iteration of the character to life. The director/writer and production company WildBrain (owner of the Peanuts franchise) announced today that they will soon begin work on an animated version of The Green Hornet.
The new TV series will be set in a modern day Century City, and will feature the son of the original hero teaming up with the daughter of his father’s former bodyguard, Kato.
Smith told Deadline that it was “… 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.”
Smith previously wrote a script for a film that never got made and turned it into a Green Hornet comic book for Dynamite Entertainment ten years ago. A Gree Hornet film would eventually get made in 2011, but it was instead completed by the team of Seth Rogen, Evan Goldberg, and Michel Gondry.
Smith’s run on The Green Hornet has been collected in a number of graphic novels since 2010 and a full Omnibus was released in 2017 by Dynamite. Smith also collaborated with Ralph Garman on the zany cross-over series, Batman ’66 Meets the Green Hornet for DC and Dynamite in 2015.
Stay tuned to Conskipper for further details about this new series.