Third season of Pukeko’s Thunderbirds Are Go commissioned by CITV

11 April, 2016 by Staff Writer

Thunderbirds Are Go.

ITV Studios and New Zealand’s Pukeko Pictures have been commissioned by CITV to make a third series of Thunderbirds Are Go.


The reboot of the classic kids show has also been acquired by Canada’s DHX Media in a deal with ITV Studios Global Entertainment and will premiere on its Family CHRGD and Family Channels later this month.

In the US, the series will debut exclusively on Amazon Prime Instant Video on April 22, while it will subsequently air on the service in the UK, Germany and Austria later this year.

ITVS GE has already sold Thunderbirds Are Go to more than 40 countries worldwide.

In the UK, the series premiered on ITV and CITV in April 2015 to a consolidated audience of close to three million and continued to be the most watched show in its slot.

On New Zealand’s TV2, the show was the most-watched children’s show across all channels in 2015, while the series launched as the most-watched multi-channel programme of the evening on GO! in Australia, the most-watched children’s programme of the day on NPO Zapp in the Netherlands and outperformed the slot average on Tele-Quebec in Canada, according to a statementt.

“The series continues to do very well and as a licensing brand it is a strong performer at retail across the globe”, Pukeko Pictures CEO Clive Spink said.

“With upcoming launches in the US, UK and Germany on Amazon Prime Instant Video, we are looking forward to another successful year for Thunderbirds Are Go”.