Deadline is reporting that The Nacelle Company is working on a reboot of SilverHawks, the 80s animated series from Rankin/Bass Productions and the team behind ThunderCats.
Premiering in 1986 and running for 65 episodes, SilverHawks followed a team of “partly metal, partly real” winged heroes from the 29th century who are formed to battle the alien mob boss Mon*Star and his assortment of evil henchmen and lackeys.
The news of a new animated series follows the acquisition of the SilverHawks IP by pop culture toymaker Super7, who recently launched a new line of SilverHawks Ultimates action figures.
“SilverHawks is a beloved franchise that has been overlooked for far too long,” said Brian Flynn, Founder and Owner of Super7. “We are super excited to be working with Nacelle to bring SilverHawks back into the limelight for the die-hard fans as well as a new generation of fans to experience the magic of SilverHawks for the first time.”
“When I spoke with Brian Flynn the first time, I was like the character Yes-Man! “Yessss, just tell me where to sign!” added Brian Volk-Weiss, Founder and CEO of The Nacelle Company, whose credits include Netflix’s The Toys That Made Us and Down to Earth with Zac Efron.