Anderson Entertainment has announced a second new audio series of Terrahawks, Gerry Anderson and Christopher Burr’s 1983 cult TV series, with a deal to produce a further eight brand new episodes with production company and publisher Big Finish Productions Ltd, best known for their audio adaptations of cult hits like Doctor Who, Blake’s 7, The Prisoner and The Avengers.
“39 episodes were originally produced of this hit TV series which had over nine million viewers each week, with development of another series underway when production ceased in 1984,” notes Jamie Anderson, Gerry’s son and Managing Director of Anderson Entertainment. “The release of a box set of the new Terrahawks audio series on 3rd April has done so well, and has generated so much excitement, that we’ve been commissioned to produce a second series.”
Nicholas Briggs, Executive Producer of Big Finish Productions, added: “I’m a huge fan of Gerry Anderson’s great TV shows and have always wanted to make a series based on the great man’s work. We’ve really enjoyed working with Jamie and the original cast to produce the new Terrahawks series, launched earlier this month, which has produced a fantastic response from Anderson fans around the world.
“Terrahawks is a glorious slice of authentic Anderson, packed with larger-than-life characters, exciting stories and great, futuristic technology and we intend to make the next series even better than the current one!”
• A limited number of Terrahawks Volume One, including free PDFs of genuine, historical promotional artwork and literature from the original TV series, are still available from the Big Finish website: www.bigfinish.com/releases/v/terrahawks-volume-1-1066
The founder of downthetubes, which he established in 1998. John works as a comics and magazine editor, writer, and on promotional work for the Lakes International Comic Art Festival. He is currently editor of Star Trek Explorer, published by Titan – his third tour of duty on the title originally titled Star Trek Magazine.
Working in British comics publishing since the 1980s, his credits include editor of titles such as Doctor Who Magazine, Babylon 5 Magazine, and more. He also edited the comics anthology STRIP Magazine and edited several audio comics for ROK Comics. He has also edited several comic collections, including volumes of “Charley’s War” and “Dan Dare”.
He’s the writer of “Pilgrim: Secrets and Lies” for B7 Comics; “Crucible”, a creator-owned project with 2000AD artist Smuzz; and “Death Duty” and “Skow Dogs” with Dave Hailwood.