[TV] Voice Cast Revealed For New Thunderbirds TV Series
Posted by Joseph Lee on 09.30.2013
Thunderbirds are go!
Superhero Hype reports the voice cast has been revealed for the new Thunderbirds Are Go! TV series, including some from the original series. The series will debut on ITV in 2015, a reboot of Gerry and Slyvia Anderson's series. It will use a mixture of CGI and live-action miniature sets.
Rosamund Pike (The World's End, Gone Girl) will voice Lady Penelope and David Graham (the original 1965 Thunderbirds) will play chauffeur/international rescue agent Parker). Inventor Brains will be voiced by Kayvan Novak (Fonejacker, Facejacker, brothers Gordon and John Tracy will be voiced by Thomas Brodie-Sangster (Love Actually, Game of Thrones). Rasmum Hardiker (Saxondale, Lead Balloon) will voice Alan and Scott Tracy. Virgil Tracy will be voiced by David Menkin. Grandma Tracey will be voiced by Sandra Dickinson (Amazing World of Gumball, The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy). Villian The Hood will be voiced by Andres Williams (M.I. High, Foyle's War). It will also feature new shows including the Tracy Brothers' friend Kayo, who will be voiced by Angel Coulby (Merlin, Dancing on the Edge). Colonel Casey will be voiced by Adjoa Andoh (Invictus, Doctor Who).
Executive producer Giles Ridge said: "Each member of the cast has brought a brilliantly fresh and unique approach to these wonderful characters.I can't think of anyone better than Rosamund to bring back to life the fabulous Lady Penelope and we are honoured that David Graham has joined the cast to revisit his role as Parker."
Rosamund Pike added: "I'm very excited to bring Lady Penelope's wry wit and taste for adventure to a new generation. Exploring the scenes with David Graham has been an absolute delight. The scripts are very modern, very fresh and very funny. We're all eagerly anticipating our next stint in the recording studio!"
David Graham said: "I am triple chuffed to be on board the new series of Thunderbirds Are Go! and reprising my role of dear old Parker with such a distinguished cast. My driving skills are in good nick and I am delighted to be behind the wheel again with M'Lady.Cheerio!"
Here's a synopsis: Featuring the world's most famous family of heroes, International Rescue, Thunderbirds Are Go! will blast the five brave Tracy brothers back on to television screens piloting their incredible vehicles into impossible rescues across the globe.
The show is produced by ITV Studios and New Zealand company Pukeko Pictures. Weta Workshop (Avatar, King Kong, The Lord of the Rings) will design the series and produce the miniatures. It will debut on ITV and UK's CITV Channel in 2015. It is executive produced by Estelle Hughes for ITV Studios, Giles Ridge of ITV Studios Global Entertainment (ITVS GE) and Pukeko Pictures' Richard Taylor and Andrew Smith. Rob Hoegee (Slugterra, Generator Rex, Teen Titans, League of Super Evil) will write. David Scott (LEGO Star Wars is the series director and Theo Baynton The WotWots) is the episodic director. It was picked up by Jamila Metran, Head of Programming for CITV, and is currently in production.