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Thunderbirds Are Go

  • Episode: 

    1 of

  • Transmission (TX): 

    Sat 04 Apr 2015
  • TX Confirmed: 

    Yes
  • Time: 

    5.00pm - 6.00pm
  • Week: 

    Week 15 2015 : Sat 04 Apr - Fri 10 Apr
  • Channel: 

    ITV
  • Status: 

    New
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Thunderbirds Are Go
 
Whenever disaster strikes, International Rescue answers the call! From their hidden island base in the south Pacific, the five Tracy Brothers pilot remarkable, cutting-edge Thunderbird vehicles from the depths of the oceans to the highest reaches of space – all for one purpose: to help others in need. 
 
International Rescue’s identities may not be widely known, but their heroism is legendary. Even the devious schemes of mysterious international criminal ‘The Hood’ can’t weaken their resolve, or stop them from battling the dangers of the year 2060. 
 
Supported by mechanical genius Brains, stealthy operative Kayo, their jet-setting London agent Lady Penelope and her loyal driver Parker, Scott, Gordon, Virgil, John and Alan Tracy live for these three words: Thunderbirds Are Go!
 
Fifty years on from its first television debut, ITV Studios and New Zealand based Pukeko Pictures have re-invented the classic Thunderbirds series in collaboration with world-famous Weta Workshop (Avatar, King Kong, The Lord of the Rings). The 26 x 30’ major new children’s series will debut on ITV and CITV this Spring.
 
This re-invention of Gerry and Sylvia Anderson's iconic series has been produced using a unique mix of CGI animation and live-action model sets. Showcasing Pukeko Pictures’ and Weta Workshop’s ground-breaking creative and technical excellence, it will deliver a whole new level of action-adventure animation for today's audience, whilst also affectionately paying tribute to the legacy of model locations from the classic series.
 
Featuring the world's most famous family of heroes, the series stars Rosamund Pike (Gone Girl, Pride and Prejudice) as Lady Penelope, original cast member David Graham who reprises his role as Parker, Kayvan Novak (Fonejacker, Facejacker) as inventor Brains and Thomas Brodie-Sangster (Game of Thrones, Love Actually) voicing John Tracy.