With a relaunch of the British classic Danger Mouse currently in development, the return of DM has found itself two new cast members.
The redo of the iconic ‘80s cartoon is to be shown on the BBC, and The Beeb have revealed that Game of Thrones’ Lena Headey and Last Week Tonight’s John Oliver have joined Danger Mouse’s cast. Headey will be voicing US Secret Agent Jeopardy Mouse, whilst Oliver will be tackling Dr Augustus P. Crumhorn III.
On joining the relaunch, Headey said, “I wanted to do it 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 along once in a while are not to be missed.”
As for Oliver, he added, “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 potentially hazardous thing! It will be awesome, I can’t wait to see it, let alone hear myself in it.”
The official blub on Danger Mouse reads:
The world’s greatest superspy, Danger Mouse, returns in dashing, globe-spanning style with a new animated series that features all the classic characters, catchphrases and comedy that made it an 80’s cult favorite. With the world once more teetering on the edge of disaster, the small but heroic secret agent is back to thrill a whole new generation of fans 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. Originally a loose parody of British spy fiction, this new Danger Mouse series will feature Alexander Armstrong as Danger Mouse, Kevin Eldon as Danger Mouse’s trusty sidekick Penfold, Stephen Fry as Colonel K and Dave Lamb as the narrator.
Danger Mouse will air on CBBC this September before hitting US Netflix and international markets in 2016. And if you’re wondering what to expect, here’s the teaser for DM’s return:
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