With the sad news of Gerry Anderson's death in December, it was assumed that his plans for a new Thunderbirds TV series had also been abandoned. Happily, this is not the case. Today it was confirmed a new Thunderbirds TV series is entering production for airing in 2015.
The new series will be a co-production between New Zealand's Pukeko Pictures and CITV in the UK, which will also broadcast the show (hopefully in a better timeslot than the new Captain Scarlet, which they pretty much killed through appallingly awful scheduling). Surprisingly, the show will not be all-CGI, instead using a mixture of models and sets along with CGI. The characters will be CG, as presumably will be the more action-oriented scenes. The CGI for the series will be provided by no less a source than Weta, who did the CGI for the Lord of the Rings and Hobbit trilogies and King Kong, amongst many other films.
A 26-episode season is now in pre-production for airing in 2015.