November 24, 2017

Thunderbirds TV Series re-make underway

Really Parker we are back after all this time?

Really Parker we are back after all this time?

Peter Jackson’s Weta Workshop is teaming up Richard Taylor and ITV to re-invent the classic 1960’s TV series – Thunderbirds.

ITV Studios, is pairing with Weta and New Zealand-based Pukeko Pictures to make Thunderbirds are Go! due for launch in 2015.

The 26-part show is a re-incarnation of Gerry and Sylvia Anderson’s iconic puppetry series featuring the Tracy family and Lady Penelope. It will use both CGI animation and live-action model sets, Weta Workshop announced.

Weta Workshop and Pukeko Pictures founder Sir Richard Taylor said the original series was “hugely influential” on him as a child, and therefore he was thrilled to have the opportunity to work on the children’s show.

“I…look forward to designing and creating an inspirational world that will engage the imagination of a whole new generation as it did for us nearly half a century ago.”

Pukeko Pictures was founded in 2008 by Sir Richard Taylor, Tania Rodger and Martin Baynton, and produced animated children’s shows Jane and the Dragon and the Wotwots.

Newswarped says bring on the Thunderbirds! Then after that maybe Captain Scarlet and the Mysterons. Maybe Joe90 could stay in the closet for now.