ITV Studios and New Zealand based Pukeko Pictures, in collaboration with world-famous Weta Workshop (Avatar, King Kong, The Lord of the Rings) are to co-produce Thunderbirds are Go!, a 26 x 30’ major new children’s series set to debut on ITV and UK’s CITV Channel in 2015.
Stand by for action! The Thunderbirds are almost ready for take-off again, 50 years after the original series aired.
The cult children’s classic, following the adventures of the Tracey family who are secretly committed to averting catastrophe as International Rescue, is returning to our telly screens in Thunderbirds Are Go!, a reboot by ITV.
Here’s our first look at the new series – an image which sees the shiny Thunderbird 1 rocket flying over the iconic Hollywood lettering in LA.
The remake features the voices of Rosamund Pike, Thomas Brodie-Sangster, Kayvan Novak and original cast member David Graham and is being made using a mix of CGI and live-action model sets by Weta Workshop, the team behind The Lord of the Rings and Avatar.
Read more at: http://www.radiotimes.com/news/2014-06-19/thunderbirds-are-go-again-as-itv-releases-first-image-from-reboot
Featuring the world’s most famous family of heroes, International Rescue, Thunderbirds are Go! will blast the five brave Tracy brothers back on to television screens piloting their incredible vehicles into impossible rescues across the globe.