Rebooted Thuderbirds are Go! series gets 26 episode order for 2015 airing
by Doc on Feb.04, 2013, under Television
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.