After staring at the backs of their heads (see Exhibit A above), now we’re getting our first proper look at our brand-new Thunderbirds!
The full-frontal (no, not that kind of full-frontal) view offers a look at brothers Jeff, Virgil, Alan, Scott and John Tracy from ITV Studios’ upcoming series Thunderbirds Are Go! The new series will include a mix of CGI animation and live-action miniature sets.
The reboot is based on the mid-1960s iconic puppet (or marionette, if you prefer) show that ran for two seasons (1965-1966) and spawned two movies.
Featuring effects by Weta Workshop, the new digital TV series will feature a cast that includes Rosamund Pike (Gone Girl) as Lady Penelope and David Graham (Thunderbirds), who’ll be reprising his role as chauffeur and International Rescue agent Parker.
Have a look:
Here's a description of the upcoming series:
Fifty years after its television debut the iconic series is back in production featuring a talented cast led by Rosamund Pike (The World’s End, Gone Girl) as Lady Penelope and David Graham (Thunderbirds 1965) reprising his role as chauffeur and International Rescue agent Parker. Debuting on ITV in 2015 this re-invention of Gerry and Sylvia Anderson’s much-loved series will be produced using an innovative mix of CGI animation and live-action miniature sets. Unstoppable inventor Brains will be voiced by Kayvan Novak (Fonejacker, Facejacker) whilst Tracy brothers Gordon and John are both played by Thomas Brodie-Sangster (Love Actually, Game of Thrones). Rasmus Hardiker (Saxondale, Lead Balloon) has been cast as both the youngest and oldest Tracy brothers Alan and Scott. The fifth Tracy brother, Virgil, will be played by David Menkin. Tracy Island matriarch Grandma Tracy is voiced by Sandra Dickinson (Amazing World of Gumball, The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy) and master villain The Hood played by Andres Williams (M.I. High, Foyle’s War). Plus Thunderbirds Are Go! will feature new characters including Kayo, the Tracy brothers’ friend and fellow island resident, who will be played by Angel Coulby (Merlin, Dancing on the Edge) and Colonel Casey voiced by Adjoa Andoh (Invictus, Doctor Who).
Will the new Thunderbirds be a GO! for you?
(via Coming Book Movie)