7:00 AM PST 2/10/2016 by Hilary Lewis
The reinvention of the 50-year-old classic, a mix of live action and CGI Animation, features ‘Gone Girl’s’ Rosamund Pike voicing Lady Penelope.
Amazon has ordered four 13-episode seasons of ITV’s kids series Thunderbirds Are Go, it was announced on Wednesday.
The first season of the reinvention of the 50-year-old classic Thunderbirds, which premiered in the U.K. last year, will debut on Amazon’s Prime Video later this year.
The series features the world’s most famous family of heroes, the five Tracy brothers; International Rescue and Gone Girl‘s Rosamund Pike as the voice of Lady Penelope.
“We’re thrilled to be collaborating with ITV Studios Global Entertainment on a world-renowned property that kids and families today will embrace,” said Amazon Studios’ head of kids programming Tara Sorensen. “Our customers will enjoy the same action and adventure found on the classic series infused with a contemporary aesthetic and visually stunning world.”
Dan Gopal, ITV Studios Global Entertainment’s evp EMEA distribution and global digital partners, added: “We are delighted to be working with Amazon to launch Thunderbirds Are Go in the U.S.; their position as an innovative content provider and their passion for the show makes them the perfect partner. Our strategy is to give audiences the flexibility to watch our content any time, any place and the launch of Thunderbirds Are Go on Amazon Prime Video means children and families across the U.S., as well as in the U.K., Germany and Austria, will be able to watch the entire series whenever and wherever they want.”
Thunderbirds Are Go is produced by ITV Studios and Pukeko Pictures in collaboration with Weta Workshop and features a mix of CGI animation and live action. The series, distributed internationally by ITV Studios Global Entertainment, is executive produced by Estelle Hughes, Giles Ridge, Richard Taylor and Andrew Smith; written by Rob Hoegee; and directed by David Scott and Theo Baynton.