David Graham is reprising his role as the voice of Parker in Thunderbirds Are Go!
The iconic children’s programme will make a return to TV screens in 2015. ITV confirmed today that The World’s End actress Rosamund Pike will voice Lady Penelope and David Graham will reprise his role as the voice of chauffeur and international rescue agent Parker.
The new series will mix old and new characters to a new generation of kids. Thunderbirds was the creation of Gerry and Sylvia Anderson, making its television debut fifty years ago. Gerry, who was also behind Captain Scarlet and Stingray, died last December aged 83.
“I am triple chuffed to be on board the new series of Thunderbirds Are Go! and reprising my role of dear old Parker with such a distinguished cast. My driving skills are in good nick and I am delighted to be behind the wheel again with M’Lady. Cheerio!” – David Graham
Unstoppable inventor Brains will be voiced by Kayvan Novak (Fonejacker, Facejacker) whilst Tracy brothers Gordon and John are both played by Thomas Brodie-Sangster (Love Actually, Game of Thrones). Rasmus Hardiker (Saxondale, Lead Balloon) has been cast as both the youngest and oldest Tracy brothers Alan and Scott. The fifth Tracy brother, Virgil, will be played by David Menkin.
Tracy Island matriarch Grandma Tracy is voiced by Sandra Dickinson (Amazing World of Gumball, The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy) and master villain The Hood played by Andres Williams (M.I. High, Foyle’s War).
Thunderbirds Are Go! will feature new characters including Kayo, the Tracy brothers’ friend and fellow island resident, who will be played by Angel Coulby (Merlin, Dancing on the Edge) and Colonel Casey voiced by Adjoa Andoh (Invictus, Doctor Who).
ITV confirmed that the show is currently in production and will be produced using an innovative mix of CGI animation and live-action miniature sets.