This was produced by Aaron Spelling, who later created Charlie's Angels (1976). The similarities between the two series cannot be ignored. This show may have been ahead of its time, lasting only one season. However, by 1976, times had changed and, sprinkled with the proper camp elements, Charlie's Angels (1976) was a runaway hit.
The character of Honey West was created by Skip Fickling and Gloria Fickling (as G. G. Fickling) and appeared in a series of novels, most of which were published in the late 1950s and early 1960s. The final novel was published in 1971.