Although we have fond memories of the 1980s SilverHawks animated series here at Comicon, a prevailing attitude in fandom suggests the concept is better remembered for its vac-metalized action figures than the cartoon. And that’s if it is remember as anything more than Rankin/Bass’s second attempt to capture the excitement of ThunderCats.
The less said about TigerSharks at this point, the better.
But the concept is in the midst of a resurgence with Super7 starting up SilverHawks LLC to not only license out the toy rights — Super7 is also offering the first wave of SilverHawks Ultimates action figures on their website right now — but to bring the show back in style. And, according to Deadline, The Nacelle Company is onboard to produce the new animated series.
“SilverHawks is a beloved franchise that has been overlooked for far too long,” Brian Flynn, founder and owner of Super7, said in a statement. “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.”
Nacelle, founded by filmmaker Brian Volk-Weiss, is best known for the Netflix documentary series The Toys That Made Us (a Comicon favorite). But the company is branching out into narrative series, podcasts, and more. All have a nostalgia bent, to be sure, but when you consider how small the SilverHawks fandom is, there is a chance to grow it into something epic. It is, of course, unknown how quickly the new series might make it to screens, but we imagine Super7 will have released a few SilverHawks Ultimates waves by then.
Now, we wonder if they’ll attempt the same thing for TigerSharks…
Although we have fond memories of the 1980s SilverHawks animated series here at Comicon, a prevailing attitude in fandom suggestsCOMICONRead More