Even though the first 26 episodes of Thunderbirds Are Go debuted in the U.K. last year on ITV, the series had yet to premiere on our shores. Well, here it finally comes, because Amazon has just ordered four 13-episode seasons of the series, a modern reimagining of the classic Thunderbirds series of yore that ran from 1965 to 1966.
Starring Gone Girl’s Rosamund Pike as the voice of Lady Penelope, with a voice cast that also includes Thomas Brodie-Sangster (Game of Thrones), Thunderbirds Are Go feature the exploits of the Tracy brothers Scott, John, Virgil, Gordon and Alan, piloting their awesome vehicles to engage in rescue missions around the world from their base on Tracy Island. The new series has been using a mix of CGI and live-action model sets.
Deadline reports that the series produced by ITV Studios and Pukeko Pictures, along with Weta Workshop, will launch on Amazon later this year before streaming in the U.K. on Prime Video. Seasons 3 and 4 will premiere on ITV later this year.
Head of Kids Programming at Amazon Studios Tara Sorensen said in a statement:
“We’re thrilled to be collaborating with ITV Studios Global Entertainment on a world-renowned property that kids and families today will embrace. Our customers will enjoy the same action and adventure found on the classic series infused with a contemporary aesthetic and visually stunning world.”
With EVP EMEA Distribution and Global Digital Partners for ITV Studios Global Entertainment Dan Gopal adding:
“We are delighted to be working with Amazon to launch Thunderbirds Are Go in the US; their position as an innovative content provider and their passion for the show makes them the perfect partner. Our strategy is to give audiences the flexibility to watch our content any time, any place, and the launch of Thunderbirds Are Go on Amazon Prime Video means children and families across the US, as well as in the UK, Germany and Austria, will be able to watch the entire series whenever and wherever they want.”
Are you thrilled to see Thunderbirds Are Go finally coming to the U.S. on Amazon?