Thunderbirds Are Go! - Thunderbird 1 unveiled ahead of launch of new series starring Rosamund Pike
The design stays true to the original created in the 1960s
Fans of the cult TV programme Thunderbirds have been given their first glimpse of the new Thunderbrid 1 rocket, as it will appear in the a new version of the show.
Purists will be pleased that the aircraft looks almost exactly the same as it did almost five decades ago when the first series of the children’s show was launched.
Thunderbirds Are Go! will be screened by ITV, and features a number of well-known names who will play the characters who first seen when the series was originally launched by the late Gerry Anderson in 1965.
Wrath of the Titans actress Rosamund Pike will voice Lady Penelope, while Kayvan Novak - from Channel 4's Facejacker - plays inventor Brains. Thomas Brodie-Sangster from Game Of Thrones will be John Tracy.
David Graham, who was in the original cast, will revive his role as chauffeur Parker.
While the original series featured puppets, the new version will mix CGI animation with live action sets. The creators appear to have avoided using an live-action cast after the 2004 flop Thunderbirds starring Vanessa Hudgens.
Executive producer Giles Ridge said: “The iconic characters, craft, music and story elements of the original have been lovingly re-imagined for a 21st century audience.”
Additional reporting by PA
film Sex scene trailer sees a shirtless Jamie Dornan turn up the heat
Maisie Williams single-handedly rises to the challengeTV
Arts & Ents blogs
- 1 Woman falls to her death as she celebrates marriage proposal at the edge of Ibiza cliff
- 2 Venezuela Expo Tattoo 2015: Extreme body art from 'Vampire Woman' to 109mm earlobes
- 3 Saudi preacher who 'raped and tortured' his five -year-old daughter to death is released after paying 'blood money'
- 4 Dad attempts revenge on teenage daughter, plan backfires spectacularly
- 5 Ball pool for adults opens in London
9 reasons Greece's experiment with the radical left is doomed to failure
Have we reached 'peak food'? Shortages loom as global production rates slow
Greece elections: Syriza and EU on collision course after election win for left-wing party
British grandmother Lindsay Sandiford faces execution by firing squad in Indonesia
Liberal Democrat minister defends comments suggesting immigration causes pub closures
King Abdullah dead: We can't afford not to hold Saudi Arabia's royals to account