Classic verision of the Green Hornet TV show logo.
The Green Hornet is an American action television series that aired on ABC in the 1966–1967 television season, starring Van Williams as the Green Hornet/Britt Reid and Bruce Lee as Kato. The single-season series premiered September 9, 1966, and ran through March 17, 1967, lasting 26 episodes.
Playboy bachelor and media mogul Britt Reid is the owner and publisher of the Daily Sentinel newspaper, but as the masked vigilante Green Hornet, he fights crime with the assistance of his martial-artist expert Kato, Britt's crimefighting partner, and his weapons-enhanced car, the Black Beauty (license plate V-194). On police records, the Green Hornet is a wanted criminal, but in reality, the Green Hornet is masquerading as a criminal so that he can infiltrate and battle criminal gangs, leaving them and the incriminating evidence for police arrival.Britt's motive for fighting crime was explained on-screen. His father had died in prison after having been framed for a crime he did not commit.