Thunderbirds to Make Return to U.K TV Screens

Everyone's favourite strings-attached pals, the timeless Thunderbirds puppets are set to return to screens in 2015, Sky News reports. 

This might be better for the generation of kids that grew up watching Thunderbirds and Captain Scarlett with a bowl of cereal before school, rather than the ones who's first experience of puppetry was Team America, but Thunderbirds will return to U.K TV screens in 2015. They will air on ITV and CITV and use a mix of CGI animation and live-action model sets. ITV said it would "affectionately pay tribute" to the legacy of the original show. "Thunderbirds is a highly respected brand that continues to hold recognition around the world," said Denise O'Donoghue, head of ITV Studios, which is heading the project. "We look forward to taking the show to another level while retaining the much-loved heritage that has endured over the past 50 years."

The show will mark a momentous time for the franchise, as 2015 sees the 50th anniversary, since it hit the air in 1965. Richard Taylor, co-owner of Pukeko Pictures and Weta Workshop, said: "It is thrilling to think we have the opportunity to work with ITV on this new series inspired by this most wonderful of British shows.

Thunderbirds creator Gerry Anderson died in December 2012, so the relaunch of the franchise will also act as a great extension of his legacy.


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