Well, it looks like thunderbirds is coming back to tv.|
hunderbirds are set to go again, with ITV Studios planning to update the hugely popular 1960s children’s show.
Also on gerry, like all a massive part of my childhood, have much love for all his stuff.
According to Deadline, ITV is teaming up with New Zealand-based Weta Digital and Pukeko Pictures to produce 26 half-hour episodes of Thunderbirds Are Go!
As with the original series (and 2004 film that it inspired), the show will revolve around the efforts of International Rescue – which is made up of ex-astronaut Jeff Tracy and his five sons – to save those in danger.
According to the site, “The new series will be produced using a unique mix of CGI animation and live-action model sets while also paying tribute to the legacy of model locations from Anderson’s original.”
The show will air on ITV and CITV in the UK in 2015, while ITVSGE will handle worldwide rights.
“Thunderbirds is a highly respected brand that continues to hold recognition around the world” said ITV’s Denise O Donoghue. “This cult series is often credited as changing the history of animation and action-adventure, and we look forward to taking the show to another level while retaining the much-loved heritage that has endured over the past fifty years.”