‘Dangermouse’ is to take part in a ‘Game Of Crumbs’ with new cast members Lena Headay and John Oliver.
Headey is set to provide the super-smart tones of US Secret Agent Jeopardy Mouse, while Oliver will be breathing life into mad scientist wolf Dr Augustus P Crumhorn III. Danger Mouse will be shown on CBBC in the autumn.
These new casting announcements were made during a special Comic Con panel, which was held yesterday.
And in another exclusive reveal, the panel also announced that villainous vampire duck and original Danger Mouse spin-off character Count Duckula will appear in the new series, testing Danger Mouse’s resolve with his traditionally dark and dangerous ways.
Lena Headey said: “I wanted to do it [Danger Mouse] because it was pure nostalgia for me. I have children now and it’s just a treat to be involved in something that you loved as a kid and be able to share it. Those moments as an actor that come a long once in while are not to be missed.”
Last Week Tonight star John Oliver said: “I’ve loved Danger Mouse my whole life. Danger Mouse was a significant part of my childhood. So to get a chance to do it is like getting a chance to step into your childhood, which is both a magical and a potentially hazardous thing! It will be awesome, I can’t wait to see it, let alone hear myself in it!”
Much like the original 80s cartoon series this reboot will follow the misadventures of the heroic, small but perfectly formed super spy Danger Mouse who returns in style to save a world teetering on the edge of disaster. Bursting with boundless confidence, the show’s hero is still as cool as ever as he attempts to overthrow a host of villainous rivals with the help of hapless hamster Penfold and a collection of state-of-the-art gadgetry and vehicles.
The heroic ‘Dangermouse’ this time round is being voiced by Alexander Armstrong while his faithful companion penfold is to be voiced by Kevin Eldon.
Check out the first teaser trailer for the show below: