Easter is a great time of year here in the UK to show a bit of genre television and has proved most helpful in recent years when it comes to reviving classic Brit Fi franchises.
Back in 1996 the ‘Doctor Who’ movie starring Paul McGann premiered over Easter Weekend and in 2005 the BBC chose the Easter break to launch the rebooted series of ‘Doctor Who,’ which starred Christopher Eccleston as the 9th Doctor.
So it comes as no surprise that ITV are lending from the BBC’s playbook and are launching ‘Thunderbirds Are Go!’ during Easter Weekend.
Yesterday Radio Times, which is the oldest television and radio listings magazine in the UK revealed that the new modern ‘Thunderbirds’ series will launch on Saturday April 4 on ITV at 5pm.
The show is also set to air on CITV on April 15.
Ahead of the launch of ‘Thunderbirds Are Go’, Reggie Yates will present documentary Reggie & Thunderbirds – No Strings Attached.
The behind-the-scenes look at the revamped series will air on ITV on Thursday, April 2 at 8pm on ITV2.
‘Thunderbirds Are Go!’ is based on the classic 1960s ‘Thunderbirds’ series, which was created by the late great Gerry Anderson, whose various television series have entertained both kids and adults alike for decades.
Cast members include Rosamund Pike, Kayvan Novak, Angel Coulby and Thomas Sangster.
David Graham is also reprising his original role of Parker the chauffeur.