A preview image of the new Thunderbird 1 from the forthcoming series Thunderbirds Are Go!
has been released by ITV Studios.
The major new children's series, which is a co-production between ITV Studios and Pukeko Pictures in association with Weta Workshop, is set to make its international debut early next year in the UK on ITV and CITV.
Set against the backdrop of the Hollywood sign, the rocket maintains its distinctive silver bullet style from the original show, which first aired on ITV from 1965 to 1966.
The reboot, comprising 26 half-hour episodes, will be produced using a mix of CGI animation and live-action model sets to deliver a new level of action-adventure animation while also paying tribute to the classic 1960s phenomenon.As previously reported
, the reinvention of Gerry and Sylvia Anderson
's iconic series will star Rosamund Pike
as the voice of Lady Penelope and original cast member David Graham
, who reprises his role as Parker.
Other star voices will include Kayvan Novak
as inventor Brains and Thomas Brodie-Sangster
voicing John Tracy.
Executive producer Giles Ridge
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 reimagined for a 21st-century audience. The series will showcase the world-famous Pukeko Pictures and Weta Workshop's ground-breaking creative and technical excellence.