First Image: ITV’s ‘Thunderbirds Are Go!’

ITV Studios has today released the first teaser image for their upcoming Thunderbirds reboot Thunderbirds Are Go!

The image shows Thunderbird 1 against the backdrop of the iconic Hollywood sign and its release comes shortly after international distributor ITV Studios Global Entertainment sold the new series to Australian free-to-air broadcaster Nine Network, who plain to air Thunderbirds Are Go on their youth-skewing digital channel GO!

Thunderbirds Are Go! is set to air in 2015 and will use a combination of CGI animation and live-action models and will pay tribute to the legacy of model locations from the classic series. ITV Studios and Pukeko Pictures are producing with a voice cast that includes Rosamund Pike and David Graham. The executive producers are Estelle Hughes, Giles Ridge, Richard Taylor and Andrew Smith.

“Thunderbirds Are Go! pays tribute to the original series whilst delivering a dynamic action-adventure to thrill a new generation”, said Executive Producer Giles Ridge. “The iconic characters, craft, music and story elements of the original have been lovingly re-imagined for a 21st century audience. The series will showcase the world famous Pukeko Pictures and Weta Workshop’s ground-breaking creative and technical excellence.”

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