Hello Kitty

By Whitney Matheson
Photo by Lisa Rose, The Hub

I’ve been a Hello Kitty fan ever since I was a wee Whit, and I still am to this day. (In fact, last week I mentioned a new HK children’s book I got for my daughter!)

Today I’m psyched to tell you that the adorable feline is poised to star in an animated series for The Hub. The unexpected twist is that it’ll be a mashup … with KISS.

Yes, I’m serious: KISS Hello Kitty (working title) is now in development, and it’s based on this line of KISS x Hello Kitty products, which debuted in 2010. The show will feature ”four KISS x Hello Kitty characters living their rock ’n’ roll dreams and bringing pink anarchy to every situation they are in.”

KISS’ Gene Simmons is slated to be one of the executive producers, and the band sounds pretty pumped about the project. Says Paul Stanley: ”Knowing and viewing The Hub as I do daily with my three children, it is the perfect home for us to bring the KISS Hello Kitty juggernaut to yet another generation.”

You heard it here first, folks. I’ll keep you posted on when the series will make its debut.