ITV is developing a reinvention of the 1960s series “Thunderbirds,” and it’s going to star a lot of familiar faces. Called “Thunderbirds Are Go!,” the new show will feature Rosamund Pike and “Game of Thrones” star Thomas Brodie-Sangster.
Pike will play secret agent Lady P, while Brodie-Sangster will portray both International Rescue brothers Gordon and John Tracy. Also in the cast are Kayvan Novak as Brains, Rasus Hardiker as both Alan and Scott Tracy, Sandra Dickinson as Grandma Tracy, David Menkin as Virgil and Andres Williams as The Hood, the show’s villain. Original voice actor David Graham will reprise his role as Lady P’s chauffeur Parker, while new characters will be voiced by Angel Coulby and Adjoa Andoh.
“Thunderbirds” creator Gerry Anderson passed away in December at age 83 after a two-year battle with Alzheimer’s disease. His original series ran from 1965 to 1966. This new show will air on ITV in 2015.
“I’m very excited to bring Lady Penelope’s wry wit and taste for adventure to a new generation,” Pike says in a statement. “Exploring the scenes with David Graham has been an absolute delight. The scripts are very modern, very fresh and very funny. We’re all eagerly anticipating our next stint in the recording studio!”