Amazon Debuts Original Animated Kids Series Thunderbirds Are Go on April 22 on Prime Video

Special one-hour sneak preview will premiere on April 15 with Ring
of Fire Parts 1 and 2

The five Tracy brothers catapult back onto television screens
following the 50-year-old classic
Thunderbirds series; Rosamund
Pike stars as Lady Penelope

SEATTLE–(BUSINESS WIRE)–(NASDAQ: AMZN)—Amazon today announced its brand-new Amazon Original Kids
Series, Thunderbirds Are Go, is scheduled to premiere on Friday,
April 22 on Prime Video in the US. Ahead of the series launch, Prime
members will get a sneak preview on April 15 with the one-hour special Ring
of Fire
Parts 1 and 2. Thunderbirds Are Go is a reinvention
of classic Thunderbirds, and features the world’s most famous
family of heroes, International Rescue. Rosamund
(The World’s End, Gone Girl) also stars as Lady
Penelope. All 13 episodes of the first season will debut on Prime Video
in the US on April 22 for streaming and download for Prime members, and
will subsequently air on Prime Video in the UK, Germany and Austria,
following a deal with ITV Studios Global Entertainment.

Thunderbirds Are Go catapults the five brave Tracy brothers back
onto television screens, where they’ll pilot their remarkable,
cutting-edge Thunderbird vehicles from the depths of the oceans to the
highest reaches of space, performing impossible rescues across the
globe. Produced by ITV Studios and Pukeko Pictures in collaboration with
world-famous Weta Workshop, the series is made using a unique mixture of
CGI animation and live-action model sets. Thunderbirds Are Go
will deliver a new level of action-adventure animation for today’s
audience while paying tribute to the characters and locations from the
original series.

“We’re excited that our customers and their families will partake in a
new rendition of a classic property with the Tracy brothers at the
helm,” said Tara Sorensen, Head of Kids Programming at Amazon Studios.
“The new series will pay tribute to the legacy of the original series
while adopting a new level of action-adventure and groundbreaking mix of
animation and live-action.”

“We’re delighted that Thunderbirds Are Go will be blasting
off in the US on Amazon next month,” said Dan Gopal, EVP EMEA
Distribution and Global Digital Partners for ITV Studios Global
Entertainment. “This will give children and families across the country
the opportunity to enjoy the full, action-packed series whenever and
wherever they want.”

Thunderbirds Are Go is executive produced by Estelle
(Driver Dan’s Story Train), Giles
(Pocoyo), Richard
(The Lord of the Rings), and Andrew
(District 9), written by Rob
(Generator Rex, Teen Titans), and directed by David
(LEGO Star Wars) and Theo
(The Wotwots). It is distributed internationally by
ITV Studios Global Entertainment.

The first season of Thunderbirds Are Go will be available for
Prime members to stream and enjoy using the Amazon Video app for TVs,
connected devices including Amazon Fire TV, and mobile devices, or
online at,
at no additional cost to their membership. Customers who are not already
a Prime member can sign up for a free trial at
For a list of all Amazon Video compatible devices, visit
Thunderbirds Are Go will also be available as part of Amazon
FreeTime Unlimited, the all-you-can-eat subscription service designed
from the ground up for kids. FreeTime Unlimited is available exclusively
on Amazon devices including Amazon Fire TV and Fire tablets, and a
year-long subscription is included with every Fire Kids Edition.

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, and Under the Dome. Prime
members also have access to a collection of kids shows now airing
including Amazon Original Series Just Add Magic, Gortimer
Gibbon’s Life on Normal Street 
and the Annecy, Annie and
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SquarePants, Dora the Explorer, Team Umizoomi,
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