Ooh, this casting news is a triple treat. Not one but three Anglo favorites — David Tennant (Doctor Who), Mark Gatiss (Sherlock) and Emilia Clarke (Game of Thrones) — are signing on for Thunderbirds Are Go, the animated reboot of the classic 1960’s puppet series, reports RadioTimes.
The original show, featuring delightfully wonky marionettes, kicked off in 1965 and ran for two seasons, plus a 1966 feature-film. It’s set in the mid-21st century, and revolves around five brothers who work as international rescuers via their Thunderbird crafts, that are housed in the ocean but can also travel to space.
In 2015, we saw the return of the series, starring Rosamund Pike as the voice of Lady Penelope Creighton-Ward, while the Tracy brothers are voiced by a combination of Thomas Brodie-Sangster, Rasmus Hardiker and David Menkin.
Now, Tennant is set to take on the role of a billionaire inventor named Tycho Reeves. Clarke, on the other hand, is a worker bee, getting her hands dirty as an oil rig operator, who helps the brothers in their efforts. All we know about Gatiss’ involvement is his character’s name, Professor Quentin Questa. It’s not clear if Tennant and Gatiss’ characters are team International Rescue, or, if they’ll be on the troublemaking side…
Here’s a look at the all-new Thunderbirds in go-mode:
We should mention, there was also a live-action version of Thunderbirds in 2004 (taster below), but it’s little different from the original and remake, starring actual people and all:
The new season of Thunderbird Are Go will air on ITV in the U.K. in 2018. There’s no word yet about the series airing in the U.S…. but fingers crossed it’s sooner rather than later.
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