ITV and New Zealand’s Pukeko Pictures today released an exclusive look at classic characters from the much anticipated new children’s and family series, Thunderbirds Are Go.The pictures feature engineer Brains; smooth operator, Lady Penelope and her trusty bodyguard and driver, Parker in front of the pink, six-wheeled car FAB1.
Lady Penelope is voiced by Oscar-nominated, Rosamund Pike and David Graham reprises his original role as Parker. Actor and comedian, Kayvan Novak, voices inventor, Brains.
ITV and Pukeko Pictures can also reveal that co-creator Sylvia Anderson – who voiced Lady Penelope in the original 1960’s series – will voice a new character in an episode due to air later this year. Written by comedian David Baddiel, the episode titled Designated Driver sees Sylvia voice the character of Lady Penelope’s Great Aunt Sylvia.
The major new children’s series – a co-production between ITV Studios and Pukeko Pictures in association with world-famous Weta Workshop (The Lord of the Rings, Avatar) – is set to debut internationally in Spring 2015 in the UK exclusively on ITV and CITV and in Autumn 2015 on GO! and TVNZ.