Children’s favourite Thunderbirds are Go are back on ITV for another series of adventure.
Jenna Coleman guest stars as ‘Baines’, the crew boss of a geological survey team that get trapped when a huge Earthbreaking vehicle causes them to fall into a narrow crevice. Scott, Virgil and Kayo take off in Thunderbird 1, Thunderbird 2, and Thunderbird Shadow after the Earthbreaker takes out the responding GDF fliers.
The vehicle’s controller, known only as The Mechanic, attacks and damages Thunderbird 2, leaving Virgil no choice but to make an emergency crash landing back on Tracy Island.
Meanwhile, Lady Penelope and Parker visit the Hood in Parkmoor Scrubs prison to find out more about this mysterious new villain. In the end, Scott evacuates the survey team while Kayo takes on the Mechanic. They barely make it out when the villain sets his vehicle to self-destruct.
In April this year the broadcaster announced that ITV Studios and Pukeko Pictures had been commissioned to make a third 26-part series of Thunderbirds Are Go. The series is a modern reinvention of the 1960s classic. The half hour episodes have been already sold to more than 40 countries worldwide. The series has enjoyed strong international ratings since it launched in 2015, 50 years after Gerry and Sylvia Anderson’s classic Thunderbirds series first aired on ATV.
In the UK, Thunderbirds Are Go premiered on ITV and CITV in April 2015 to a consolidated audience of close to three million and continued to be the most watched show in its slot. In New Zealand (TV2), The show was the most-watched children’s show across all channels in 2015, while it launched as the most-watched multi-channel programme of the evening on GO! in Australia, the most-watched children’s programme of the day on NPO Zapp in the Netherlands and outperformed the slot average on Tele-Quebec in Canada.