Updated: December 20, 2014
THE GREEN HORNET PHOTO GALLERY #01
The Green Hornet debuted shortly after the 1966 Batman TV Series and
was produced by the same company. Whereas Batman was known for its
heavy camp and semi-comedic storytelling, The Green Hornet took a
more serious and realistic approach to masked crimefighting.
However, this may have hurt the show as Batman is easily recalled by
many for the outlandish villains such as the Joker and the Riddler,
but The Green Hornet featured the protagonists battling against
various "normal" criminals with no odd gimmicks.
Despite only lasting one season, The Green Hornet has amassed a cult
following, most likely because of martial arts legend Bruce Lee, who
made his American television debut on the show.
The Green Hornet will likely experience a resurgence in popularity
in the near future. Miramax has the rights to create a feature film
version with a script from acclaimed writer/director Kevin Smith,
who recently completed the first draft. At the moment, though,
nothing else is known about the production.
"Another challenge for the Green Hornet, his aide Kato, and their
rolling arsenal, the Black Beauty. On police record, a wanted
criminal, The Green Hornet is really Britt Reid, owner/publisher of
The Daily Sentinel. His dual identity known only to his secretary
and to the District Attorney. And now, to protect the rights and
lives of decent citizens rides the Green Hornet!" -Narration from
the opening credits.