Thunderbirds and Space 1999 creator Gerry Anderson is to have his final books published posthumously.
The iconic producer’s final set of books are to be completed and published, it has been announced by his family. Anderson began writing Gemini Force One – about a secret organisation – in 2008 but was unable to complete his work because he was suffering from Alzheimer’s Disease.
Author MG Harris has been brought in to complete the first book. Anderson’s family have stated they hope the completed publication will lead to a television or film adaptation which is what the producer originally intended.
Gerry Anderson died in 2012 at the age of 83 and is perhaps best remembered for his string of supermarionation shows in the 1960s with the most famous example being Thunderbirds. Stingray, Joe 90 and Captain Scarlet are other fondly remembered titles.
Anderson also produced several live action shows such as UFO and Space 1999 which starred husband and wife duo Barbara Bain and Martin Landau. ITV Studios is currently developing a remake of the sci-fi which will be titled Space 2099.