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Anderson Entertainment and Tiny Giants to redevelop Terrahawks

Anderson Entertainment and Tiny Giants join forces to redevelop iconic British 80s children’s sci-fi series Terrahawks.

The 1983 series, originally co-created by Gerry Anderson, the man behind Thunderbirds, Captain Scarlet and Space: 1999, is to be reimagined for a 21st-century audience, more than 30 years after its original run ended.

The original series revolves around the adventures of a task force responsible for protecting Earth against an invasion by a group of extra-terrestrial androids and aliens led by Zelda. Terrahawks was less straight-laced than any of Anderson’s previous series, featuring a wry, tongue-in-cheek humour as well as dramatic jeopardy.

The new show centres around Kate Kestrel as she rises through the ranks of the Terrahawks organization and defends the Earth from the alien invasion while she uncovers the secrets about her family’s dark past.

Jamie Anderson, managing director of Anderson Entertainment, said: “Terrahawks has always been one of my favourite Gerry Anderson series, and has an obsessive and dedicated cult following, with Zelda being one of the most regularly mentioned 80s kids TV characters online. I’m thrilled to be working with Tiny Giants on reimagining the series to entertain, inspire and excite a whole new generation, as the original series did over three decades ago.”

Stu Gamble, CEO and Founder of Tiny Giants, added:

“When I was a kid Zelda scared the living daylights out of me. We can’t wait to work with the legacy and heritage of the world co-created by Gerry Anderson in bringing Terrahawks to a brand new audience with deep, rich characters and world-building that can pull you in and not let you go.”

Anderson Entertainment has been working on early redevelopment with Star Wars artist and well-known illustrator JAKe, and is now joining forces with Tiny Giants to prepare the show for pitching to broadcasters and SVODs. JAKe will continue in a senior creative role. The series will also see original Terrahawks designer and FX supervisor Steve Begg returning to reimagine the Terrahawks vehicles.

Kate Kestrel and the Terrahawks is being executively produced by Jamie Anderson (Gerry Anderson’s Firestorm) and Stu Gamble (Mansour, Nexo Knights). Showrunner is Mark Hoffmeier (Spiderman, Nexo Knights, Marvel Super Heroes – Guardians of the Galaxy: The Thanos Threat) who is producing with Mike Penketh (Bob’s Burgers, Gravity Falls, Wander Over Yonder and Tron) and Vicky Kjaer Jensen (Ninjago).

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