Of the many treats unveiled on day one of Andercon, Anderson Entertainment today announced the return of TERRAHAWKS, Gerry Anderson and Christopher Burr’s 1983 cult TV series. These new adventures will take the form of audio dramas, and will be produced with Big Finish whose repertoire continues to expand.
The original cast is on board, with Jeremy Hitchen (Ninestein, Hiro, It-Star), Robbie Stevens (101, Hawkeye, Yung-Star) and Denise Bryer (Zelda and Mary Falconer) all joining the new series 30 years after production ended on the original TV show.
As Anderson Entertainment head Jamie Anderson explains:
“39 episodes were originally produced of this hit TV series which had over 9 million viewers each week, with development of another series underway when production ceased in 1984. We’ll be using stories planned for the unmade third TV season, as well as developing new material and hope to release the box set in Spring 2015.”
Nicholas Briggs (Executive Producer of Big Finish Productions) has this to say:
“I’m a huge fan of Gerry Anderson’s great TV shows and, for quite some time, it’s been my personal ambition for Big Finish to produce a series based on the great man’s work. I was lucky enough to meet his son Jamie a year or so ago and for a while now we’ve been working towards this moment. Terrahawks is a glorious slice of authentic Anderson, packed with larger-than-life characters, exciting stories and great, futuristic technology! It’s going to sound awesome, and we hope to add a visual dynamic too. I’m really excited about this.”
For any fans of audio science fiction the association of the iconic Anderson brand with the undeniable talents of Big Finish can only be good news. Anything can happen in the next
half-hour few years!
Anyone wishing to pre-order Terrahawks Volume One can do so via the Big Finish website www.bigfinish.com/releases/v/terrahawks-volume-1-1066
Pre-orders will are £25 CD / £20 download only. The box set will also include a CD featuring a ‘making of’ documentary and other, yet to be revealed, free extras.
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