The Tracy brothers are getting some assistance at International Rescue with the new reveals of Brains, Lady Penelope and Parker from ITV Studios and Pukeko Pictures’ series revival “Thunderbirds Are Go!” which you can check out in the gallery below!
These three iconic characters from the original 1965 show are returning in style as Lady P will be voiced by Oscar-nominee Rosamund Pike (Gone Girl), and David Graham will be reprising his role as the manservant/IR agent Parker. Meanwhile the mechanical genius Brains -creator of the Thunderbirds fleet, mission support and scientific advisor- will be voiced by actor and comedian Kayvan Novak (Four Lions).
Also in the show as Tracy brothers Gordon and John is Thomas Brodie-Sangster (Love Actually, “Game of Thrones”). Rasmus Hardiker voices both the youngest and oldest Tracy brothers, Alan and Scott. The fifth Tracy brother, Virgil, will be played by David Menkin. Tracy Island matriarch Grandma Tracy is voiced by Sandra Dickinson and master villain The Hood is played by Andres Williams.
With physical effects by Weta Workshop, “Thunderbirds Are Go!” will feature new characters including Kayo, the Tracy brothers’ friend and fellow island resident, who will be played by Angel Coulby, and Colonel Casey voiced by Adjoa Andoh (“Doctor Who”). This re-invention of Gerry and Sylvia Anderson’s much-loved series will be produced using an innovative mix of CGI animation and live-action miniature sets.
“Thunderbirds Are Go!” is executive produced by Estelle Hughes for ITV Studios, Giles Ridge for ITV Studios Global Entertainment and Richard Taylor and Andrew Smith for Pukeko Pictures. The head writer is Rob Hoegee and the series director is David Scott (“LEGO Star Wars”), with Theo Baynton as episodic director.