The Green Hornet is a television show on the ABC US television network. It aired for the 1966–1967 TV season, and starred Van Williams as the Green Hornet/Britt Reid and Bruce Lee as Kato.
The Green Hornet followed the adventures of playboy and media mogul Britt Reid, owner and publisher of the Daily Sentinel. As the masked vigilante Green Hornet, Britt fought crime with the assistance of his martial-artist partner Kato and his weapons-enhanced car the Black Beauty with license plate V-194. On police records, Green Hornet is a wanted criminal when in reality Green Hornet pretends to be a criminal in order to infiltrate and battle the criminal gangs, leaving them and the incriminating evidence for the police's arrival. Britt's dual identity is known only to his secretary Lenore "Casey" Case and District Attorney Frank P. Scanlon.
The single-season series premiered September 9, 1966, and ran through July 14, 1967,lasting 26 episodes.
The character had originated as the star of a 1930s to 1950s radio series, and had previously been adapted to movie serials, comic books, and other media.
Van Williams as Britt Reid/Green Hornet – An owner-publisher at The Daily Sentinel and masked vigilante
Bruce Lee as Kato – The Green Hornet's aide
Wende Wagner as Lenore "Casey" Case – Reid's secretary
Lloyd Gough as Mike Axford – A police reporter for The Daily Sentinel
Walter Brooke as District Attorney Frank P. Scanlon
William Dozier as The Narrator