|“||Another challenge for the Green Hornet, his aide Kato, and their rolling arsenal, the Black Beauty. On police records a wanted criminal, 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.||”|
The Green Hornet is a television series based on the eponymous character from The Green Hornet radio series.
The series was created by George W. Trendle and Fran Striker, with William Dozier serving as showrunner. The first and only season premiered on September 9, 1966, and concluded on March 17, 1967, ending the series with 26 episode after its cancellation, though the network continued to repeat airing the episodes until July 14, 1967.
Green Hornet and Kato both made brief appearances on Batman: Classic TV Series, with multiple references made throughout the run of the series. While Batman and Robin did not make physical appearances on The Green Hornet, though made appearances on a television screen. Eventually Green Hornet and Kato appeared in the two-part episodes A Piece of the Action and Batman's Satisfaction, establishing both series to take place in the same universe. The universe remained undesignated until the crossover event Crisis on Infinite Earths gave the designation "Earth-66".
A newspaper publisher and his Asian valet/martial arts expert battle crime as the feared Green Hornet and Kato.
Main Cast[edit source]
- Van Williams as Green Hornet (Britt Reid) (season 1)
- Bruce Lee as Kato (season 1)
- Walter Brooke as Frank Scanlon (season 1)
- Lloyd Gough as Mike Axford (season 1)
- Wende Wagner as Lenore "Casey" Case (season 1)
Arrow • The Flash • Constantine • DC's Legends of Tomorrow • Supergirl • Black Lightning • Batwoman
Peacemaker • Creature Commandos • Waller • Lanterns • Paradise Lost • Booster Gold
Batman: Classic TV Series • The Green Hornet • Wonder Woman • The Flash • Smallville • Birds of Prey • Gotham • Lucifer • Powerless • Krypton • Titans • Doom Patrol • Swamp Thing • Pennyworth • Harley Quinn • Stargirl • Superman & Lois • Naomi • The Penguin