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Kevin Smith penning new Green Hornet and Kato animated series

July 31st, 2020 by Marc Comments

We’ve always known that Kevin Smith was an animated character, but he’s taking that to a whole new level.

The star, best known for his more adult output such as Clerks, Chasing Amy and Dogma, has recently become something of an animation go-to guy; currently overseeing the He-Man sequel animated series (here), he’s also working on a new Clerks animated series (here) and, until Disney+ took over all Marvel TV and animated projects, he was developing a Howard the Duck series (here), Smith is now heading to the world of The Green Hornet, based on the 1930s radio show and 1960s TV series.

Fans will recall that Smith was previously connected to the characters of Green Hornet and Kato, having written a script for a 2004 movie adaptation that never got made – the 2011 Micheal Gondry movie was not connect to Smith’s work – so this should at least feel like slightly familiar territory for him as his script was made into a Dynamite Comics series in 2010.

The new series will be a sequel of sorts to the original Green Hornet tales and will be updated for a modern, and more family friendly, audience.

The new series will focus on the son of the original Green Hornet and the daughter of the original Kato as they fight crime in Century City.

The iconic Black Beauty – basically Hornet and Kato’s Batmobile – will appear which seems to have Smith pretty excited.

Source: Deadline

Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….