We’re very happy to announce the forthcoming premiere of the Firestorm pilot minisode. Gerry Anderson’s Firestorm is the first new Anderson production since 2005 and the first since Founder Gerry Anderson died in 2012, to be held at 1:00 pm on Saturday, 27 October 2018 at the MCM Comic Con, London, with a digital premiere to follow at 1:30 pm on the same day on the Gerry Anderson’s Firestorm official website.
Firestorm promises to be one of Anderson Entertainment’s most exciting projects ever, developing the use of puppets beyond anything yet seen before and is set to change the face of British science fiction, putting it back on the global stage.
Gerry Anderson’s Firestorm is a new action-adventure science fiction series for television comprising 26 episodes of 22 minutes each, all filmed in Ultramarionation, a real, physical way of making TV featuring advanced animatronic puppets, miniatures, physical sets, and real explosions. The first series is now in its final stage of financing, with partners Raydar Media, before entering production.
The Firestorm pilot minisode premiere at MCM Comic Con will also include a panel of special guests, exclusive behind the scenes images and video, a Q&A session, giveaways and signings.
Jamie Anderson, Managing Director of Anderson Entertainment and son of Gerry Anderson, MBE, who will be producing the new series and leading an A-grade team of seasoned industry professionals, says, “We’ve updated the Firestorm concept my father created with the development of ‘Ultramarionation’, the next step in evolution from his classic ‘Supermarionation’ puppetry style, to really bring the ‘wow’ factor back to the small screen.”
Firestorm is a Gerry Anderson concept from 2001. This new version has been redeveloped from Gerry’s original synopsis and story outline documents with a talented team including many who worked with Gerry including FX Supervisor Steve Begg (Casino Royale, Skyfall, Spectre) and the voices of Gethin Anthony (Game of Thrones, Aquarius), Naoko Mori (Doctor Who, Torchwood) and Nick Tate (Space:1999).
As Jamie Anderson sums it up, “The enduring values of the Anderson Entertainment brand will be very much evident in Firestorm’s overall messages of good against evil, uniting the human race, and using technology to improve the world – values which are more relevant today than ever before. This will be a true Gerry Anderson science fiction adventure series for the whole family and we’re all very excited to reboot the Anderson vision for past and future generations of Anderson fans.”
For further information, see the Gerry Anderson’s Firestorm official website.
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