Where do you go after an Oscar-nominated turn in a thriller like Gone Girl? The unconventional choice would be the reboot of a kids' cartoon. That's exactly what Rosamund Pike has chosen to do with her role as the iconic Lady Penelope in ITV Studios and Pukeko Pictures' revival series Thunderbirds Are Go! And we have a first look at her character.
Joining Lady Penelope in this sneak peek is mechanical genius Brains, played by voice actor and comedian Kayvan Novak. Brains is the creator of the Thunderbird fleet. He provides mission support, and is a scientific advisor. And who's that standing next to Lady Penelope? It's none other than Parker, voiced by beloved actor David Graham who is reprising this role from the original series. Parker is a servant to Lady Penelope and her IR agent.
With physical effects by Weta Workshop, Thunderbirds Are Go! will feature new characters including Kayo, the Tracy brothers' friend and fellow island resident, who will be played by Angel Coulby, and Colonel Casey voiced by Adjoa Andoh (Doctor Who). This re-invention of Gerry and Sylvia Anderson's much-loved series will be produced using an innovative mix of CGI animation and live-action miniature sets. The rebooted series will premiere sometime next year. Until then, get your first look at Lady Penelope, Brains and Parker: