ITV have announced that the Iconic British series, Thunderbirds will be back on our screens this spring with Part 1 airing on CITV.
As well as the likes of Thomas Brodie-Sangster (watch our interview with him here from the Newport Beach awards), Rasmus Hardiker, David Menkin, Kayvan Novak, Rosamund Pike and David Graham, the new season will introduce multiple award-winning actress Ruth Jones, playing an unflappable rig driver, and Ben Bailey Smith as Jensen Hunt to the cast.
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As well as the new cast members, two new characters are added to make up a villainous coalition, The Choas Crew – Havoc (a master thief and pilot) and Fuse (a hulking demolition expert). They bring an array of exciting destructive skills, weapons and vehicles including Havoc’s car, Basher, Fuse’s ATV, and their combined aerial jet known as The Chaos Cruiser.
Season 3 will see the International Rescue with their hands full: The Tracys and their Thunderbirds must go above and beyond to tackle new threats while continuing to rescue those in need. An undersea mission for Thunderbird 2, the return of Maximum MAX (and several other MAXes for that matter), the unrelenting heat of planet Mercury and a rapidly growing giant geranium are just a taste of what’s in store. Luckily, our heroes find help along the way: from a game master within his futuristic virtual realm, a rig driver facing perilous conditions, and a pompous race car driver just to name a few. The GDF also steps in to help with their own rescue operation machinations (known as “R.O. BOTS”), but they soon prove to be more trouble than they’re worth. All the while, through every adventure, a grand and ultimate mission begins to take shape. One that will require the combined assembly of every Thunderbird, not to mention the aid of International Rescue’s old “friend” – the Mechanic. This mission, once attempted, would leave Tracy Island vulnerable to a devastating attack, but it may also end in the Tracys’ biggest and most personal rescue yet.