ITV has released a sneak preview of the new Thunderbird 1 which will feature in their hotly-anticipated new show, Thunderbirds Are Go!
The major new children’s series is set to air on ITV and CITV in early 2015.
Set against the backdrop of the Hollywood sign, the rocket maintains its distinctive silver bullet style which many fans will remember from the original 1960s series.
“Thunderbirds Are Go! pays tribute to the original series whilst delivering a dynamic action-adventure to thrill a new generation,” says executive producer Giles Ridge. “The iconic characters, craft, music and story elements of the original have been lovingly reimagined for a 21st century audience.”
The reinvention of Gerry and Sylvia Anderson’s iconic series will be produced using a mix of CGI animation and live-action model sets, and will star Rosamund Pike (Pride and Prejudice, Gone Girl) as Lady Penelope and original cast member David Graham, who reprises his role as Parker.
Other star voices will include Kayvan Novak (Fonejacker, Facejacker) as inventor Brains and Thomas Brodie-Sangster (Game of Thrones, Love Actually) voicing John Tracy.