Stephen Fry will be joining the burgeoning voice cast of the new animated series of Danger Mouse, alongside Pointless star Richard Osman.
Fry is set to flex his vocal chords in his role as the croquet-loving chinchilla Colonel K, while Osman will be reunited with his Pointless co-host, Alexander Armstrong, to play the genius jellyfish Professor Strontium Jellyfishowitz.
The rock at the heart of the British Secret Service, Colonel K is in charge of Danger Mouse and Penfold in the new series, as well as being known as the world’s dirtiest croquet player and Chairman of the Willesden Green Amateur flower Arranging and Operatic Society.
The character also grabs a majority of screen time, appearing in almost every episode either on a visual display unit or as a hologram.
Meanwhile, creator and co-presenter of BBC game show Pointless, Osman’s role sees him become the leader of all scientists on earth. A jellyfish in a motorised tank, he has no face but wears a pair of half-eye glasses on the front of his tank.
“As a lifelong fan of the chow and a slightly more recent fan of Alexander Armstrong, I could not be more delighted to be playing my own small part in this incredible new version of Danger Mouse,” said Osman.
Also joining the cast are Ed Gaughan, who will be voicing the amphibious villain, Baron Greenback and Kayvan Novak who will play a number of characters acros the series.
The new cast members will appear alongside Alexander Armstrong who stars as the voice of the rodent spy, Danger Mouse.