The 1980s revivals continue as Silverhawks is on its way back to television screens.
Silverhawks series rights have been acquired by The Nacelle Company, the company behind series such as The Toys That Made Us and Down to Earth with Zac Efron.
The original Silverhawks series debuted in 1986 and was produced by Rankin/Bass. The 65 episode series followed the adventures of 29th-century heroes that had metal bodies and wings. They were out to protect the Galaxy of Limbo from Mon*Star and his henchmen.
The series was built to follow-up on the success of ThunderCars, but never reached the same level of popularity.
Earlier this year, Super7 announced that it was launching a new line Silverhawks Ultimate toys. The two companies will be working together on the new project.
“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!” said Brian Volk-Weiss, Founder and CEO of The Nacelle Company.
No timeline has been given for production on the series or what the eventual outlet with be. With the Nacelle Company having a relationship with Netflix, and the streamer prepping for Masters of the Universe: Revelations, it seems like it would be a natural fit. We’ll just have to wait and see.