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Matt McGloin

Kevin Smith Developing Buckaroo Banzai TV Series


Following a fan-favorite episode of The Flash (and hopefully Arrow), it's learned Kevin Smith is developing a Buckaroo Banzai TV series.

The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension! was a quirky sci-fi movie starring Peter Weller that premiered in 1984.

Smith, on his Hollywood Babble-On podcast, mentioned details about the new project where he revealed the Buckaroo Banzai TV series came about as a result of his positive work on directing an episode of The Flash.

"[Buckaroo Banzai is] one of my favorite movies in the world and largely responsible for the weird s‑‑‑ that I make, because that movie was supposed to be one thing but it did it in another way. It just did it very off-center," Smith said.

Kevin Smith also offered a possible take on the new Buckaroo Banzai TV series.

“Basically, you just do the entire movie for season 1, and then season 2 you finally do the sequel we’ve all dreamed about, Buckaroo Banzai Versus the World Crime League," Smith offered, reports

The Buckaroo Banzia movie also starred Ellen Barkin, John Lithgow, Jeff Goldblum and Christopher Lloyd, with the plot described as: Buckaroo Banzai is a rock-star/brain-surgeon/comic-book-hero/samurai who along with his group, the Hong Kong Cavaliers, must stop evil creatures from the 8th dimension (all named John) who are trying to conquer our dimension. He is helped by Penny Pretty, who is a dead ringer for his ex-wife, and some good extra-dimensional beings who look and talk like Jamaicans.

No sequel for the movie was ever developed, but the World Crime League was teased in the end credits.