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WildBrain, a global leader in kids and family entertainment, has teamed up with renowned filmmaker, screenwriter and actor Kevin Smith to develop an original animated series based on the classic superhero franchise, Green Hornet. The new animated series will target a  family audience and feature classic Green Hornet elements that fans know and love, including his ultra high-tech car, the “Black Beauty”. Set in contemporary times, the series will deliver some exciting new elements as it follows the adventures of a re-imagined 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!

Kevin Smith is bringing his passion for superheroes to a new Green Hornet series with WildBrain

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Kevin 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, EVP 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.”

 

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.

Over the decades, the Green Hornet franchise has spawned numerous comics series, toy lines, movie serials, a feature film and the classic 1966 live action TV series, which introduced future martial arts superstar Bruce Lee to North American audiences as Kato.

Kevin Smith is best known as the creative force behind such indie classic films as Mallrats, Clerks, Chasing Amy and the Jay and Silent Bob franchise. A self-described “professional pop-culture junkie”, he entertains legions of his fans weekly with his podcasts and YouTube videos, providing exuberant and passionate views on comics, superheroes and pop culture. Smith has written numerous Green Hornet and Kato comics for Dynamite Entertainment, as well as Daredevil comics for Marvel and Green Arrow for DC. He also owns the comic-book store Jay and Silent Bob’s Secret Stash, in Red Bank, New Jersey, which was the subject of the reality television show Comic Book Men.

The Green Hornet, Kato and Black Beauty are trademarks of The Green Hornet, Inc., which is represented by David Grace of Loeb & Loeb LLP.

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6 hours ago, Goldbug said:

I believe the current comics has that roster with the daughter of Kato

Comic's???....Whats that???? =^)...........

I stop buying "most" comic's long ago....Can't afford all the hobbies =^(

The comic SILVER AGE was soooo good....Just saying ;^)

So....First I heard of it......Interesting.

Kato as a Girl???....."VERY" interesting =^)

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7 hours ago, Goldbug said:

I believe the current comics has that roster with the daughter of Kato

I don't know about the current comics, but that plot sounds suspiciously like the Now comics I read back in the late 80s. Britt's son, female Kato, the whole nine yards. I loved those comics, Silent Bob better not muck this up.

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15 hours ago, mako said:

I don't know about the current comics, but that plot sounds suspiciously like the Now comics I read back in the late 80s. Britt's son, female Kato, the whole nine yards. I loved those comics, Silent Bob better not muck this up.

oh so the plot isn't as new as I thought
this is the newer one
https://comicvine.gamespot.com/mulan-kato/4005-70797/

I mean it makes perfect sense to me as a continuation of Green Hornet legacy

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17 hours ago, Goldbug said:

oh so the plot isn't as new as I thought
this is the newer one
https://comicvine.gamespot.com/mulan-kato/4005-70797/

I mean it makes perfect sense to me as a continuation of Green Hornet legacy

God, I hope that's not the angle they choose, though with the current social trends, that's probably exactly what they'll do. All we need is Jack Sparrow and his dead-bird hat.

Why can't they just tell a straight Green Hornet story? I mean it only worked for like 60 years, and introduced the world to its greatest action movie star, then or now.

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23 hours ago, mako said:

 

and introduced the world to its greatest action movie star, then or now.

Wait, Chuck Norris was in the Green Hornet?

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1 hour ago, Belmont13 said:

Wait, Chuck Norris was in the Green Hornet?

No, Chuck Norris was in Star Wars. He played the Force.

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