It was almost two years ago that Gerry Anderson stated very matter-of-factly that a new Thunderbirds series was going to be made. Since then we heard nothing, and Anderson himself passed away in December.
Now ITV Studios announced that it will co-produce a new Thuderbirds are Go! series with New Zealand based Pukeko Pictures and Weta Workshop, with 26 half-hour episodes to be aired on ITV and CITV in 2015. Presumably it will be shopped to international markets as well.
The new show will be a combination of CGI and live-action models, paying tribute to the Supermarionation style Gerry Anderson made famous.
The Thunderbirds follow the Tracy family of five brothers who are part of International Rescue, and pilot a variety of spectacular vehicles to come to the rescue of people around the world.