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Thunderbirds: New featurette with Rosamund Pike as Lady Penelope

Get your PVA glue, cardboard toilet roll tubes and papier-mâché at the ready to start construction on your own Tracy Island as we prepare to welcome back Thunderbirds Are Go to our screens this Spring for its third season. As you will have no doubt gathered from our previous articles on iconic British TV series Thunderbirds, we are as excited as the next person to learn that the new animated adventure returns to CITV on Saturday (31st March).

Check out this exclusive preview clip from the upcoming spy adventure series, starring Rasmus Hardiker, David Menkin, Thomas Brodie-Sangster, Kayvan Novak, Rosamund Pike and David Graham:

Produced by ITV Studios and Pukeko Pictures in association with Weta Workshop, this season will introduce two brand new characters: a villainous coalition, The Chaos Crew – Havoc (a master thief and pilot) and Fuse (a hulking demolition expert). They bring an array of exciting destructive skills, weapons and vehicles including SPOILER (Havoc’s car), Basher (Fuse’s ATV) and their combined aerial jet known as The Chaos Cruiser. Also joining the star-studded cast is multiple award-winning actress Ruth Jones, playing an unflappable rig driver on a treacherous mountain road and Ben Bailey Smith as Jensen Hunt.

This series, International Rescue has their hands full: The Tracys and their Thunderbirds must go above and beyond to tackle new threats while continuing to rescue those in need. An undersea mission for Thunderbird 2, the return of Maximum MAX (and several other MAXes for that matter), the unrelenting heat of planet Mercury and a rapidly growing giant geranium are just a taste of what’s in store. Luckily, our heroes find help along the way: from a game master within his futuristic virtual realm, a rig driver facing perilous conditions, and a pompous race car driver just to name a few. The GDF also steps in to help with their own rescue operation machinations (known as “R.O. BOTS”), but they soon prove to be more trouble than they’re worth. All the while, through every adventure, a grand and ultimate mission begins to take shape. One that will require the combined assembly of every Thunderbird, not to mention the aid of International Rescue’s old “friend” – the Mechanic. This mission, once attempted, would leave Tracy Island vulnerable to a devastating attack, but it may also end in the Tracys’ biggest and most personal rescue yet.

Let us know in the comments section below what you think of the clip and your hopes for the returning series.

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