BBC to remake Danger Mouse
80s spy hero is set to make a TV comeback.
The original series ran from 1981 to 1992, with David Jason voicing the title role, loosely based on James Bond.
Alexander Armstrong will voice the new hero for the new series, set to premiere in 2015. He will be joined by Kevin Eldon, Dave Lamb, Shauna MacDonald and Morwenna Banks.
The re-imagining follows the misadventures of the heroic Danger Mouse who returns in style to save a world teetering on the edge of disaster. Bursting with boundless confidence the show’s hero is still as cool as ever as he attempts to overthrow a host of villainous enemies with the help of hapless hamster Penfold.”
“As a lifelong fan of Danger Mouse I was ecstatic just to know that the show was coming back. To be actually involved with the reboot and to be taking DM out to a whole new generation is about as close to a dream job as you could wish for,” said Armstrong.
Cheryl Taylor, Controller of CBBC, said: “We’re all genuinely bowled over to have Kevin and Alexander on board as Penfold and the mighty DM himself. They are both funny and fabulously talented performers and along with well-loved CBBC favourite, Dave Lamb, will ensure that the series’ considerable comedy credentials are bestowed on a new generation of fans.”