04:29PM, Monday 16 March 2015
ITV gave Thunderbirds fanatics a glimpse of what’s in store from their upcoming series as they released a trailer for the show today.
Thunderbirds Are Go!, which sees the infamous characters revived using a mix of CGI animation and live action modelling, is set to hit the nation’s television screens on Wednesday, April 15.
Tracy brothers Scott, Virgil, Alan, Gordon and John all feature in the trailer alongside their iconic Tracy Island home.
The critically acclaimed children’s television show is widely believed to have been born in Slough and Maidenhead after the shows creators, Gerry and Sylvia Anderson, produced the show under their AP Films group in the 1960’s.
Gerry and Sylvia set up AP Films alongside cinematographer Arthur Provis. The company was based at Islet Park House in Maidenhead before moving to studios in Ipswich Road and then Stirling Road, Slough.
Sylvia Anderson, who lived in Bourne End, also took the role as the voice of Lady Penelope in Thunderbirds.
ITV’s new series will see original cast member David Graham return in his role as Parker. But some new voices will feature in the comeback series with Fonejacker star Kayvan Novak doing the voice of Brains and Thomas Brodie-Sangster of Game of Thrones voicing John Tracy.
The new series is a co-production between ITV Studios and Pukeko Pictures in association with world-famous Weta Workshop (The Lord of the Rings, Avatar).
Burnham Park Academy and a scenic spot near Windsor and Eton Bridge are among the locations to feature in a new romantic drama on Netflix.