Thunderbirds Are Go! unveils Tracy Island
- Bang Showbiz
- 25 July 2014
'Thunderbirds Are Go!' producers have unveiled the first look at the all new Tracy Island, the high-tech location the series is set
'Thunderbirds Are Go!' producers have unveiled the first look at the new Tracy Island.
ITV Studios and Pukeko Pictures, who are rebooting the classic children's show for a new generation, have shared a glimpse at the iconic location in conjunction with a panel celebrating the franchise at San Diego Comic Con.
The picture shows the isolated, high-tech Tracy Island - which memorably boasted its own retractable swimming pool and tilting palm trees - surrounded by serene seawater.
Executive producer Giles Ridge said: "It's great to have the chance to give fans a sneak peak at the home of Thunderbirds. Tracy Island was a much loved feature of the original show, so it felt right that we showcase our new-look location with the show's followers."
'Thunderbirds Are Go!' will begin airing in 2015, exactly 50 years after the original series.
Hollywood actress Rosamund Pike will voice Lady Penelope in the new show, while original 'Thunderbirds' voice actor David Graham will reprise his role as her chauffeur Aloysius Parker.
The cast also includes Kayvan Novak, Thomas Brodie Sangster and Rasmus Hardiker.
Unlike the original show, which used puppets, 'Thunderbirds Are Go!' will be a mix of live action and CGI. Producers have enlisted Weta Workshop, the special effects company behind the 'Lord of the Rings' and 'Hobbit' movies, to bring the iconic characters to life.
The show will air on ITV and CITV next year.