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Thunderbirds Are Go to return for second series

Published on: 19th December 2014

ITV Studios and Pukeko Pictures have been commissioned by CITV to make a second series of TAG300Thunderbirds Are Go, ahead of the premiere of series one.

CITV has ordered a second 26 x 30’ series of Thunderbirds Are Go to air in 2016 and 2017. The new children’s series is set to premiere on ITV and CITV in spring 2015, 50 years after the TV debut of the classic show.

Steve Green, EVP, Kids’ content and distribution at ITV Studios Global Entertainment, said: “The mix of CGI animation and incredible model sets gives each episode of Thunderbirds Are Go a theatrical feel rarely seen in children’s TV. Having 52 episodes of this quality takes our discussions to a new level.”

Jamila Metran, Head of Programming for CITV, added: “I am delighted to confirm that a second series of Thunderbirds Are Go has been commissioned for CITV. We are excited for the launch of our reboot of the iconic children’s show and look forward to bringing the adventures of the five Tracey brothers to our audiences in 2015.”

Featuring the world’s most famous family of heroes, International Rescue, Thunderbirds Are Go will see the five brave Tracy brothers piloting their incredible vehicles into impossible rescues across the globe.

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