Jul 30, 2020 01:27 PM EST

Kevin Smith and WildBrain Team Up for Animated Green Hornet Series

Kevin Smith and WildBrain Team Up for Animated Green Hornet Series

Kevin Smith has announced that he will be teaming up with WildBrain to produce a new animated series for The Green Hornet. 

Smith had signed on back in 2004 to write a feature film for the character, but that feel through. Seth Rogen wound up taking the job of writing and starring in the 2011 film.

The new series will be targeted to family audiences and will be a new take on the story, featuring The Green Hornet as the grown son of the original Green Hornet and the grown daughter of the original Kato. The two will battle crime throughout their city.

"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," said Smith.

"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," said Stephanie Betts, EVP Content and Current Series at WildBrain.

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