FremantleMedia Kids & Family Entertainment showcased its reboot of the iconic eighties animation Danger Mouse at Comic-Con 2015 in San Diego last week.
Set to screen on CBBC in the UK later this year and rollout in the US and internationally on Netflix in 2016, the Comic-Con panel revealed that actress Lena Headey and leading John Oliver are set to join the voice cast, with Headey providing the super smart tones of US Secret Agent Jeopardy Mouse, and Oliver breathing life into mad scientist wolf Dr Augustus P Crumhorn III.
It was also revealed exclusively that villainous vampire duck and original Danger Mouse spin off character Count Duckula will appear in the new series.
“The Con fans were amazing and wildly supportive in the room," said Bob Higgins, EVP Production and Creative FremantleMedia Kids & Family Entertainment.
"The reaction to the episode and to the casting announcements was truly overwhelming…..and I’m psyched that the excitement seems to be extending into social media and with the preview clip being shared globally.”
Commissioned by Controller of CBBC, Cheryl Taylor, the co-production with FremantleMedia Kids & Family is being animated by Boulder Media, with Sarah Muller executive producer for CBBC, and Bob Higgins and Chapman Maddox executive producers for FremantleMedia Kids & Family Entertainment. FremantleMedia Kids & Family Entertainment owns the global TV and licensing rights to the series.
Check out the teaser for the new Danger Mouse below: