'This is a distress call, please respond! International rescue, are you reading us?" The first trailer for the upcoming TV series reboot Thunderbirds Are Go! has arrived. This quick teaser doesn't offer a look at the team, but it does point fans to a newly launched website. To check it out: CLICK HERE.
Based on the original 1965 series Thunderbirds, this new adventure show will be a mix of CGI and Stop-Motion animation. ITV Studios and Pukeko Pictures are producing Thunderbirds Are Go!, featuring effects from the famed Weta Workshop, the team responsible for The Hobbit and Lord of the Rings trilogies. Rosamund Pike leads the voice cast as Lady Penelope. She is joined by David Graham, who reprises his role as chauffeur and International Rescue agent Parker.
The rest of the cast includes Kayvan Novak as the inventor Brains, Thomas Brodie-Sangster as brothers Gordon and John Tracy, Rasmus Hardiker as both the youngest and oldest Tracy brothers, Alan and Scott, and fifth Tracy brother, Virgil, is played by David Menkin. Tracy Island matriarch Grandma Tracy will be voiced by Sandra Dickinson and master villain The Hood is played by Andres Williams. The series will also feature new characters Kayo, the Tracy brothers' friend and fellow island resident, who will be played by Angel Coulby, and Colonel Casey voiced by Adjoa Andoh. Check out the first footage as a distress call is put out to International Rescue: