/Film revealed that the British sci-fi 60s TV show, Thunderbirds, will be back soon under the name Thunderbirds are Go!. The marionettes that made the first run of the show famous will be gone though, as the new version will be a mix of CG and live-action miniatures.
Weta Workshop will be designing the show and building the miniature sets, while it's safe to suppose that the characters will be in CG and animated by Weta Digital.
The voice cast was also announced, with David Graham returning as Parker, and Rosamund Pike (The World's End) taking the role of Lady Penelope. Here is what the actress had to say about the revival of the show and her involvement in it:
"I’m very excited to bring Lady Penelope’s wry wit and taste for adventure to a new generation. Exploring the scenes with David Graham has been an absolute delight. The scripts are very modern, very fresh and very funny. We’re all eagerly anticipating our next stint in the recording studio!"
You can read the full Thunderbirds are Go! press release at /Film.
The 26 episode half-hour series will debut in the UK ITV and CITV in 2015.