The 1986 animated television series SilverHawks, a companion series to the Rankin bass hit Thunder cats and the later series Tiger sharks, can get a resuscitation. Today an exclusive report in Deadline says The Nacelle Company, which produces the Netflix nostalgia series The films that made us and The toy that made us, has partnered with San Francisco-based toy and culture house Super7 to reboot the show, which had 65 episodes in the mid-1980s.
Starting from the same visu al aesthetic and some of the same designs as the previous ThunderCats spin-offs, Rankin-Bass produced the three shows one at a time. However, SilverHawks
But just like the 2011 Thunder cats Reboot worked out the fantasy setting of the original series, adding intrigue and deeper character relationships and motivations, a modern one SilverHawks A fresh start has a lot of potential. It could also serve to build a more convincing and fully realized world around the originally rather flat setup. SilverHawks revolves around a group of cyborg space cops, “partly metal, partly real”, who fight against the transforming alien mob boss named Mon * Star. Similar to Thunder cats
The original 1980s Thunder cats had a strong backbone in its core Egyptian theme: the villain is a mummy who lives in a pyramid, the heroes are cat people, and the minor villains are humanoid versions of animals that play an important role in Egyptian mythology, including jackals, crocodiles and vultures , and monkeys. SilverHawks Always felt thematically more chaotic and as if it was taking place on a much larger scale. (At least until Thunder cats‘Last era when the action took off into space.) The setting is an entire galaxy where the SilverHawks are faced with a myriad of strange plans. Like so many animated fantasies from the 1980s, it shows a lot of variety and fantasy and not a lot of depth. It seemed as much an echo of Japanese series as Voltron
But this lack of a strong and detailed setting gives Nacelle and Super7 plenty of leeway to update the series for a more modern audience – there are plenty of intriguingly drawn characters, like the non-verbal alien mime elf Copper Kidd, who is finally getting more of a backstory and get a world to fit into. It just remains to be seen what the companies want to do with the restart and whether the viewers who didn’t buy it SilverHawks Toys and the 1986 show set-up are ready to be loved now.