The Hanna-Barbera character known as Space Ghost has been in the pop culture zeitgeist since the cartoon’s creation in the 1960s. The superhero, along with his teen sidekicks Jan and Jace and Blip, the monkey, is part of Hanna-Barbera’s long list of animated shows. The superhero adventures of fighting supervillains in outer space had resonated with enough people that the character got his own not-too-serious animated talk show in the 1990s.
Space Ghost Coast to Coast was a late-night talk show featuring the fictional character interviewing real people for comedic effect. Several gags and awkward seconds of silence were the standards on the show that played on Cartoon Network, Adult Swim, and GameTap. However, Space Ghost continued its presence in other media, such as the 2000s mini-series by DC Comics that revamped the character. Now we’re getting wind that the superhero might be set to jump into the live-action world.
Actor Jason Segel dropped some news that he’s working on a script—in secret—involving Space Ghost. Segel has written on several projects and told the folks over at 20 Questions on Deadline Podcast that he has been working on the project.
Here’s what was said on the show:
“There’s a character called Space Ghost who I really loved as a kid. He was like a 1960s superhero. He then was resurrected on Comedy Central as an ironic talk show host. So I wrote a live-action version of that that I would love to make”.
A live-action project right now is probably the best timing to hop on the Hanna-Barera nostalgia bandwagon. The HBO Max program Velma premiered on the streaming service this month. Although, that show has come across numerous controversies surrounding the its topics and has received terrible reviews.
Honestly, a Space Ghost live-action would be interesting to see on the big screen or streaming. The character was well-loved when it premiered, and the Space Ghost Coast to Coast show brought the spotlight back to the character. In addition, Jason Segel has proved himself a confident writer and would throw in some good jokes if the project gets off the ground.