Classic 1960s kids’ series The Banana Splits is the latest show set for a revival, but this time bizarrely in a horror movie.
Bingo, Fleegle, Drooper and Snorky sprang to life in 1968 as hosts of The Banana Splits Adventure Hour variety program and ran for just two seasons.
Now the characters will feature in a movie from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment and Syfy.
“In the upcoming horror thriller, a boy named Harley and his family attend a taping of The Banana Splits TV show, which is supposed to be a fun-filled birthday for young Harley and business as usual for Rebecca, the producer of the series. But things take an unexpected turn — and the body count quickly rises. Can Harley, his mom and their new pals safely escape?”
It stars Dani Kind (Wyonna Earp) as Beth, Finlay Wojtak-Hissong (The Kindness of Strangers), Romeo Carere as Austin, Steve Lund (Schitt’s Creek) as Mitch and Sara Canning (The Vampire Diaries) as Rebecca.
The characters were created by the Krofft Brothers for Hanna-Barbera, which produced 31 episodes as a mix of live-action and cartoons. It screened in Australia on ABC.