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Published on June 25th, 2014 | by admin

First look at the new Thunderbird 1

ITV Studios today released a sneak preview of the new Thunderbird 1 which will feature in their hotly-anticipated new show Thunderbirds Are Go! Set against the backdrop of the Hollywood sign, the rocket maintains its distinctive silver bullet style which many fans will remember from the original series.

The major new children’s series, a co-production between ITV Studios and New Zealand’s Pukeko Pictures in association with world-famous Weta Workshop (The Lord of the Rings, Avatar) is set to debut internationally in early 2015 in the UK exclusively on ITV and CITV.

Giles Ridge, Executive Producer said; “Thunderbirds Are Go! pays tribute to the original series whilst delivering a dynamic action-adventure to thrill a new generation. The iconic characters, craft, music and story elements of the original have been lovingly re-imagined for a 21st century audience. The series will showcase the world famous Pukeko Pictures and Weta Workshop’s ground-breaking creative and technical excellence.”

The action packed reboot will be produced using a unique mix of CGI animation and live-action model sets to deliver a new level of action-adventure animation whilst also paying tribute to the classic 1960’s phenomenon.

The re-invention of Gerry and Sylvia Anderson’s iconic series 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.


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