‘Thunderbirds Are Go!’ Set Up To Rescue Easter Weekend

ITV are lending from the BBC's playbook and are launching 'Thunderbirds Are Go!' during Easter Weekend.

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.

Ian Cullen is the founder of scifipulse.net and has been a fan of science fiction and fantasy from birth. In the past few years he has written for 'Star Trek' Magazine as well as interviewed numerous comics writers, television producers and actors for the SFP-NOW podcast at: www.scifipulseradio.com When he is not writing for scifipulse.net Ian enjoys playing his guitar, studying music, watching movies and reading his comics. Ian is both the founder and owner of scifipulse.net You can contact ian at: ian@scifipulse.net
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