Dan Aykroyd and John Belushi’s cult film The Blues Brothers is set to be turned into an animated series.

Belushi’s widow, Judy, has teamed up with her late husband’s comedy partner Aykroyd to produce the new show, which will follow their characters Jake and Elwood Blues as they embark on musical adventures.

The animated project will also feature the band’s original songs, as well as soul and blues classics, and new material recorded specially for the series, which Aykroyd will help to develop alongside Saturday Night Live writer Anne Beatts, reports TheWrap.com.

The Ghostbusters star and Belushi came up with The Blues Brothers sketch during their time on the popular US comedy show, and went on to score a cult hit with their 1980 movie and spin-off band.

The Blues Brothers animated series will be produced by officials at Bento Box Entertainment, the same company behind hit show Bob’s Burgers.

“It’s so great to accelerate Jake and Elwood at digital speed into the 21st Century via the outstanding creative group at Bento Box,” Aykroyd writes in a statement.

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“The show will be the Blues Brothers living in America and utilising all new technology to make and promote their own records, seek out and record new artists and avoid law enforcement – and all while fighting for truth, justice and a better breakfast sandwich.”

Animal House star John Belushi died from a drug overdose in 1982, aged 33.

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